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Your Grazing Chart – Figuring Animal Needs

By Troy Bishopp  via On Pasture Today, we’re headed to a presentation by Troy, the Grass Whisperer, Bishopp to check out how easy it can be to figure our animal needs so we can create a Planned Grazing Chart that … Continue reading

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Lost top-soil a generational problem for farmers

And not just for farmers. This applies to ranchers too–especially on the arid land ranges. The key to range management is the management of the top two centimeters of the soil. — jtl, 419 Tas Country Hour   By     Jane Ryan   … Continue reading

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Sex, nutrition, and electric fence

Power fence is the technology that has the potential to help us graze animals for better sustainability of resources, graze areas that were impossible to graze without it, increase profit with more effective grazing, and control animals in a safe … Continue reading

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Boots On The Ground

Many years ago Alan Savoy (could have been Stan Parsons, can’t remember which) told me (not these exact words but paraphrasing): You have been improperly taught to look “at” the range. But, you need to get your lazy ass out … Continue reading

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Adding and Spreading Pasture Nutrients With All Four Feet on the Ground

By Jim Cropper  via On Pasture Want to improve your pastures? Work with your manure spreaders to get the good stuff on the ground!  If you’re thinking you might want to spend some time and or money on your soil … Continue reading

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Eau de Soil = The Sweet Smell of Success

By Kathy Voth  via On Pasture We shared some tips on how to take the drudgery out of soil sampling, but maybe you want something even easier. How about smelling your soil? Here Ray Archuleta and Jon Sitka of the … Continue reading

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Managing the Ranch as a Business: The Role of Time

By Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President & CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc.  Continuing our analysis of Alan Savory’s Four Key Insights.   Key Insight 4: The Role of Time   Damage from overgrazing and trampling has little relationship to animal … Continue reading

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Managing the Ranch as a Business: The Role of Predator and Prey

By Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President & CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc.  Continuing our examination of Alan Savory’s Four Key Insights.   Key Insight 3: The Role of Predator and Prey  The types of animals associated with the two … Continue reading

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The Myth that is Conventional Range Management

by Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume (Extracted from Chapter 3 of A Handbook for Ranch Managers by Jimmy T. LaBaume.)  Range managers like to trace the origin of their “profession” to the Taylor Grazing Act and the birth of the … Continue reading

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