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What business are we really in?
Nov. 16, 2020
One of the most shocking statements for a group of ranchers to hear is when I tell them that ranching is really a land management business...
The great grazing debate
Sept. 15, 2020
It was probably close to 30 years ago — one of the first American Forage and Grassland Council conferences that I ever attended. The most anticipated presentation at that meeting was a political cam...
Fall overgrazing can be double trouble
Aug. 25, 2020
There are a couple of things we know about the term “overgrazing.” First, it’s the most common mistake made regardless of grazing system. Second, it’s all about time.Time comes in two forms wh...
Improve forage quality with grazing decisions, not fertilizer
Aug. 24, 2020
It is no secret that improving forage quality will improve animal performance and probably lower costs due to less need for supplemental feed...
It’s time to stockpile for winter grazing
Aug. 21, 2020
Successful winter grazing starts with planning before the first blade of grass appears in the spring...
Forage crabgrass, Bob Dylan, and the changing times
May 19, 2020
Just mentioning the word Crabgrass can make some producers cringe and mutter disapproval while others smile and nod with appreciation...
Forage stand nitrogen movement is not what you think
May 18, 2020
Legumes have been used as pasture and hay crops throughout history...
Riding the big grass wave this spring
May 4, 2020
Every spring, graziers find themselves frustrated trying to keep cool-season grasses in their pastures from heading out...
Cool, clean water boosts animal performance
April 28, 2020
The shadows sway and seem to saytonight we pray for water, cool water.And way up there, He'll hear our prayerand show us where there's water, cool, clear, water. It was almost 80 years ago when...
Soil carbon impacts plant protein content
April 7, 2020
Both in research trials and on the farm, the response to nitrogen fertilizer application can be quite variable...
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