Dec. 31, 2021
GRAZING management during the active growing season is largely about the plants and the soil. Our focus is maximizing solar energy capture and building soil health...

Nov. 10, 2021
Many livestock farms and ranches have different classes of livestock on pasture at the same time of year. Separating stock classes on the basis of their nutrient requirements makes sense...

Aug. 19, 2021
Sometimes I get confused when people talk to me about their grazing practices. Within grazing science, there are certain terms used to describe very specific concepts or conditions. Some people use wo...

April 27, 2021
IT SEEMS pretty straightforward. In the West, we irrigate pastures; in the East, we don’t. In the East, it rains frequently, and in the West, it doesn’t. Plain as black and white...

April 15, 2021
Many years ago, I heard the definition of an agronomist as being someone who never ceases to be amazed that nitrogen (N) makes grass grow...

Feb. 19, 2021
One of the common questions that comes up when planning for a grazing season is how many times a pasture can safely be grazed each year...

Jan. 22, 2021
When it comes to feeding cows in the wintertime, grazed forage in the field is usually the lowest cost feed source...

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...

Aug. 21, 2020
Successful winter grazing starts with planning before the first blade of grass appears in the spring...

May 4, 2020
Every spring, graziers find themselves frustrated trying to keep cool-season grasses in their pastures from heading out...