Living the Country Life

Pasture Content

Why focusing on soil erosion and conservation practices is important.
You may hear the phrase: “We are losing our soil.” Sounds serious…but how do we lose soil? Nick Comerford, a member of the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) and professor at...
Rotational grazing benefits both your pastures and your herd.
  Rotational grazing can provide pastures with higher yields and also allow for more efficient utilization of your forage resources. Here are some quick tips to help you get the most out...
Proactive fly control, water access, and a supplementation program can help promote consistent cow performance through spring and summer.
Late spring and early summer pastures provide essential nutrients to the cow herd, as the cow cares for herself, the calf at her side and her developing fetus. During this period, pasture management...
A chicken's salad bar should produce plenty of seeds and attract insects
Putting chickens out on pasture is a popular management method for many small flock owners. The birds can freely scratch and peck over a large area, eating to their heart’s content. Jim...
Rotational grazing pays off for this young farmer. Here are his tips on getting started with a grass-fed beef program.
Check out these tips from Jonathan Harding of Golden Bison Company (trade name High Plains Bison). He spends most of his time managing a bison ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, but oversees five other...
Our readers love to show off their places in the country. Here are a few of the many entries from a past Beautiful Places photo contest, sponsored by Exmark Mowers.
Brent is teeing up for golf in the pasture and supporting charities
Brent Maher of Franklin, Tennessee had 20-acres of land that he wasn't doing much with. One day as he was mowing, he thought, why not mow out a golf course? Brent didn't play golf, but his...
Good rangeland and pasture management may include burning it off from time-to-time
Prescribed burning of a pasture or rangeland is an important tool for brush and weed control. It also allows the re-growth of nutrient-rich grasses for grazing, and kills ticks and parasites that are...
Blog Post
Rain was heading our way, so Bob and I spent Sunday afternoon seeding the pond dam and new fenceline. This was the area we cleared out last fall after a drought dried up the marshy area behind the...