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It’s hot out. Is your fence?
Whether you are using an old pasture fence or installing a new one, now is the time to take stock of your electric fence and make sure it is doing its job.
What’s in these fields of yellow?
There are several plant species with yellow blooms around this time of year, so you need to take a closer look to know what you are dealing with.
Minimizing the impact of mud on cattle
While we cannot avoid mud completely on the farm, we can use best management practices to help reduce the impact of the mud.
Timing of fertilizer application for forages
It's not too late to fertilize hayfields. Ohio State Extension has some recommendations that account for the early growth we've seen this year.
Get your livestock to work for you
A grazing management plan can increase livestock numbers and forage availability, improve animal performance, reduce feed costs and reduce soil erosion.
How to make pasture repairs after a muddy winter
Learn how to formulate and implement a plan to repair pastures that were damaged by animals’ hooves during the winter.
The bigger picture and patience in growing a farm’s pastures
Each spring, Tarma Shena watches to see how an area responds to winter’s rest before moving stock around. It's a process that has grown and evolved.
Take precautions with early spring grazing
Early spring grazing can be risky. Take precautions and transition your herd to pasture slowly.
Farmers and ranchers receive $12 million for conservation on grazing lands
USDA has awarded $12 million in cooperative agreements for 49 projects that increase the use of conservation practices on grazing lands.
Considerations for early spring pasture care
An early spring means pasture management might be a focus earlier than normal. Use these tips to manage pastures amid unseasonably warm temperatures.