Thursday, June 30, 2016

The start of the growing season is a good time to reflect on the characteristics of successful graziers.

We are at my favorite time of the year. Grass is starting to grow. Depending how far south you live, some have already started...

Grazing cows produce milk with more favorable characteristics from a human health perspective than do cows on silage or high concentrate diets. That is the message that Dr. Anjo Elgersma shared with a group of dairy producers from the Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council and in Wisconsin in late October last year.

The most effective use of pastures does not just happen. Foresight and planning are necessary. At the end of January, I taught a session...

Extending the grazing season, maximizing forage utilization and reducing the need for winter hay feeding can improve farm profitability of any ruminant animal production system.

We often talk about forage quality factors such as percent protein and amount of total digestible nutrients when we look at how good a...

For me, December has always been a time of reflection. It is the end of the year and I take time to look...

Livestock grazing management strategies can be used to protect those good sod base paddocks.

The month of December is a great time to plan. We have the opportunity to make changes to the 2010 year and plan for...

In our Pasture For Profit grazing schools we talk about pasture management in terms of keeping pasture plants actively growing and matching livestock nutrient...
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