Aug. 10, 2022
In the third and final installment of this series about getting started with regenerative grazing, we’ll address the keys to adaptive grazing, the selective use of high stock density grazing...


July 26, 2022
Widespread conversion of pasture acres to alfalfa is never going to occur, nor should it. It’s not uncommon to see alfalfa as a component of a pasture mix or, in some cases, a primary grazing species...


June 14, 2022
Among humans, most communication is accomplished by speaking or writing. However, there’s a whole world of science that studies what is called nonverbal communication...


June 7, 2022
The problem at Virginia Tech’s McCormick Farm in the Shenandoah Valley was not dissimilar to what many cow-calf operators face — too much feeding of hay and not enough days on pasture...


April 25, 2022
I was recently asked why my column was called “The Pasture Walk.” I asked the individual if he had ever been to a pasture walk, and the reply was, “No, what’s that?”...


April 25, 2022
Regenerative grazing is a set of practices, guided by ecological principles, that uses the benefits of grazing livestock to rebuild soil health and may also help diversify the enterprises...


April 25, 2022
The dramatic price rise in farm inputs such as fertilizer, fuel, herbicide, and commodity-based feed has been a recurrent theme of recent conversations with producers and extension colleagues...


April 25, 2022
Native warm-season grasses are bunch grasses that are indigenous and well-adapted to North America. These species can be used as a part of forage production systems...


April 12, 2022
The greening of America has begun, even for the Northern states. The spring flush of grass is a welcomed sight as the days of long underwear and frozen net wrap bid adieu...


March 10, 2022
Summer annuals are fast-growing, high-quality forages that can be used to supplement tall fescue systems during the summer forage slump...