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What side of the fence are you on?

The amount of effort put out by some of us to debate and defend an outdated practice, that is set in our brain because “it’s the right way to do it”, can be surprising. For example, when building fence, which … Continue reading

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Mob Grazing in the Winter

I wrote an article about trying Ultra-High Density Grazing back in 2007. http://www.pasturepro.com/blog/2010/03/my-experience-with-ultra-high-density-grazing/   Still, as at that time, I’m not sure what defines Mob Grazing (MG) but have learned that it’s a much better marketing phrase than Ultra High Density … Continue reading

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Electrified Gate Ideas

It’s always interesting to see the different methods farmers come up with building electric fence gates. The choice for materials and design is large and of course it matters what kind of livestock is being contained in determining number of … Continue reading

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Get rid of those crazy cows

One of my first jobs was working for a cattleman who enjoyed using Brahma bulls on different breeds of cows. Many of these cattle were raised on leased ground with little to no cross fencing or permanent corrals and they … Continue reading

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Biological control of Musk Thistles

After years of digging, mowing and occasionally using spray I wrote of our learning to  manage for and allowing musk thistle weevils to keep our thistles under control. http://www.pasturepro.com/blog/2010/06/controlling-musk-thistles-with-weevils/ Well after last years record setting drought the weevils have quite a … Continue reading

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Online grazing magazines

As many of us are doing, I’m slowly making the transition to reading my magazines online. I still best enjoy having a magazine or book in my hand but see the the benefits of receiving  my reading material online. I … Continue reading

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Wrap-around Corner Insulators

Driving 3″-4″ pipe for corner posts is quite popular in our area. It used to be our choice before we began using Hedge for our corner posts. Pipe can be driven even in rocky ground and will last at least … Continue reading

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Bowling with Bales

Bale ends up on the wrong side of the fence

Receiving an e-mail or call from satisfied customers always makes for a nice day. Doris and her husband farm in Kentucky and installed a new grazing system last summer. We discussed the fence several times and she had sent me … Continue reading

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Culling Cows

2-year old heifer adapted to our environment

In an earlier blog I described how Judy and I have used the guidelines from the book- The Lasater Philosophy of Cattle Breeding- to make decisions for developing our herd of mama cows. http://www.pasturepro.com/blog/2011/07/building-a-cow-herd-with-beefmaster-and-south-poll-genetics/.  Essentially it makes the case for having a … Continue reading

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Weaning Calves on Pasture

Fence-line weaning calves has become much more common in the last few years. We’ve been weaning calves this way since 1987. We didn’t discover this method by study and research, but by cows and calves busting loose the first night … Continue reading

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