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Add flexibility to your cattle-grazing program with sorghum
The pasture-grazing season is just around the corner, but it’s never too early to think about what your cattle will be eating as we go into next winter. Forage sorghums allow pastures and...
Here are five reasons you should add wildlife habitat to your property.
The most reliable indicator is to look at your plants instead of the calendar
Spring is at our fingertips and everything’s starting to green up. Feed is the number one cost of raising livestock, so producers are antsy to get their animals grazing on pasture. But hold...
After a long, hard winter it is tempting to turn livestock out on the first grass you see. But in a cool spring, hold cows off pasture until growth reaches at least 4 inches.
At the first sign of green grass growing in pastures, farmers will be tempted to turn in livestock for grazing. “Hold back,” says Rob Kallenbach, University of Missouri...
An accidental discovery has turned into a new method for fertilizing pastures.
The discovery that raw milk is an effective soil enhancer happened quite by accident. In 2002, steel-executive- turned-dairy-farmer David Wetzel began making specialty butters and cheeses as a niche...
This family converted valuable cropland into pasture for mob grazing.
During the two decades Tom and Mary Cory have been farming near Elkhart, Iowa, the couple has explored many diverse agricultural adventures. When they began farming in 1992, theirs was a row-crop and...
A rotational grazing structure saves time, money, and your pastures
Radio interview source: Steve Higgins, Director of Animal Compliance, University of Kentucky Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Some cattle producers have to sacrifice a pasture...
Your horses may be chomping at the bit to eat some fresh pasture grass this spring, but eating too much at once can make them sick.