Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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A Kentucky farmer started a bale grazing project with the University of Kentucky, he was looking to improve the health of his cattle and his pastures.

In the ideal world, they need to be able to hold in or deter livestock, but be able to allow water and debris to pass during periods of high water.

If hay is harvested year after year and not fertilized, production will decrease substantially.

Study finds no ill effects from grazing cattle on crop residue.

The essential principles are to avoid overgrazing the grass plant and to provide a rest period that allows the plant to regrow to a target grazing height.

Northwest Pennsylvania Grazing Conference, March 16, celebrated 20 years with nearly 350 participants. Jim Gerrish spoke on intensively managing pastures.

What should you consider when trying to accomplish diversity and inclusiveness on the farm? Columnist Ed Brown lays out the benefits and concerns.

Many times livestock show a preference for forbs, legumes or one type of grass over another. This preference can be species dependent or an animal's custom.

There are other options that may be more cost effective and less labor intensive, that could eliminate a lot of hay needs during the winter.

Each livestock species has a tool or set of tools that help it gather food, grind and swallow.
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