5 Tips for Managing Forage, Grazing Systems

Pasture management and grazing systems vary greatly between regions of North America. No matter when the grazing season begins in your area, there are a few common components in preparing to measure and manage your forage and grazing systems. “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” This advice once given to me by a Montana … Continue reading 5 Tips for Managing Forage, Grazing Systems

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Western Montana Ranchers Gather For Winter Grazing Seminar

Last week, I had an opportunity to attend the Montana Winter Grazing Seminar in Missoula. This annual event attracted over 200 attendees from ranches and conservation programs, mostly from Western portions of the state. Speakers, panels and breakout workshops covered a number of topics focused on grazing management and feeding strategies, especially during winter months. … Continue reading Western Montana Ranchers Gather For Winter Grazing Seminar

We Need To Manage Resources and Prevent Catastrophic Wildfires

We get it. 2015 has been dry, major portions of the West are in the middle of a big drought and things will catch on fire. But it doesn't have to be this bad. In a previous post, I briefly discussed the impact wildfires are having on Western states this year, specifically the ranching communities … Continue reading We Need To Manage Resources and Prevent Catastrophic Wildfires