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New pig procedure

It didn’t take long for us to figure out a better way to use two lengths of electric poultry fence.  Making a vast circle of space… 296 more words

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Stockpiling forage

One of the happy things about stockpiling is that it works very well with innate human laziness. Stockpiling is basically letting a pasture or hayfield grow up to maturity or near maturity in the fall before growth greatly slows after winter frosts and leaving it there to be eaten by animals later. 818 more words

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Open Gate Rotational Grazing

An alternative approach to facilitating wildlife and plant diversity in grazed prairie.

Based on the last 20 years of experience and data collection, the shifting mosaic… 1,708 more words

Prairie Management

An Ode to White Clover

One of the most unheralded, yet important, plants of agricultural merit is the little White Clover plant. The Irish seem to have understood its importance. 1,357 more words

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Family Cow breeds

The reason why we keep a Jersey is pretty simple. Jerseys are the breed most adapted to small-scale dairying or being a “family cow” because that is how they were kept on the little… 1,013 more words

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Getting Started with Rotational Grazing — Iowa Learning Farms

Considering the transition to rotational grazing? Wondering where exactly to start? Ruminate on the following tips and words of wisdom for getting started with rotational grazing, shared at an Iowa Learning Farms – Whiterock Conservancy joint field day this past week.

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Getting Started with Rotational Grazing

Considering the transition to rotational grazing?  Wondering where exactly to start?  Ruminate on the following tips and words of wisdom for getting started with rotational grazing, shared at an… 328 more words