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Category Archives: Range & Pasture
Another well produced video by NRCS East National Technology Center- Winter Grazing – A Better Way. If you have winter pasture available this could be a viable option after you tailor the concepts to your management style, herd size, soils, and … Continue reading
This recent article in Beef Magazine addresses the benefits of cover crops in conjunction with fall cattle grazing. The article briefly touches on a point that I’ve been pondering – soil water holding capacity. And the question: Do cover crops really … Continue reading
Interesting organic carbon and nitrogen research on the Short Grass Steppe of the Colorado plains. It’s interesting to speculate outcomes if conservation grazing practices had been used instead of “long-term moderate summer grazing” (and on CRP?). Including grazing practices would add another variable but, … Continue reading
Seventy percent less herbicide and 90 % less fertilizer… really? Check out this article in “The Furrow” about Gabe Brown’s farming and ranch operation in North Dakota appropriately titled “Livestock’s New Logic”.
Thanks to GLCI for the heads up on these very well done videos illustrating the huge successes of no-till farming and year-round rotational grazing in Virginia, called “Gaining Ground”. The concepts discussed in the videos apply everywhere. But the tools … Continue reading