Tag: Pasture

The Last of the Virgin Sod

As turn the page to Spring when farmers prepare for the season’s planting, I can’t help but think of the smell of freshly turned dirt and the green plants that will soon sprout up. While we have relatively small amounts of native prairie remaining in the United States, we do have numerous farmers and ranchers […]

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Diversity in Forage Management

Remember the cross-country trip I took late this past summer? It was 2,600 miles filled with fun and new experiences. More importantly, it was a great experience to learn more about diversity in forage management from producers across the country. No matter the environment in, no one style of management fits every farm or ranch. […]

Breeding Season coming to a close

Earlier this week, I was busy in the barn at one of our farms despite the humidity and rain. We were working cattle and pulling bulls from the cow herds. The calves were receiving their first round of vaccinations (2 shots – one to protect against 7 different Clostridiums and Pinkeye, another for Respiratory diseases), […]

Photo Friday: Green grass and happy cows

It’s taken all summer, but we finally have some mud in the pasture. The grass is bright green, and the cows are happy. It doesn’t take long to remember the drought that encompasses so much of the country though. I’m in Arkansas today and seeing first-hand the worst of the drought in the cattle pasture. […]

How do I build fences for livestock?

Pasture Fencing: Everyone has their own way of doing it. Every situation is different. No two fences are the same. Whether the project is a short two hours of patching or an extended building project, each needs its fair share of planning! It’s one of my favorite things to do when I need a little […]

My Job, Better Than Vacation

Not sure who, but someone once said “My day job is better than your vacation.” Pretty sure they were talking about my life. The past week has been quite a workout for myself, Pistol, and Grulla. We’ve been gathering bulls for the end of breeding season. Everything has been pretty smooth with the exception of […]

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