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Organic Pastures

Your livestock deserve a healthy well balanced diet.  This is why you provide supplemental minerals and grain during the hard months.  A pasture fed ruminant is as close to their ‘natural’ feed as possible. The contrast are feed lot situations … Continue reading

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Horse Pasture Seed

A large problem with horse pastures is that they are over used.  Many small farms do not have enough space for pasture rotation while letting seeds mature.  A rule of thumb is to let four to six months time pass … Continue reading

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Starting a Bermuda Grass Pasture

When discussing pasture grasses and forbs with my friend at the Ag college I was amazed that he suggests Bermuda Grass so highly. Having just re-seeded a portion of my pasture this previous spring, I was aware of the many … Continue reading

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Pasture Raised Poultry

I am very excited about the prospect of raising broiler chickens here at home.  I have been wanting to do the chicken thing for such a long time and now I learn that I have every thing needed to raise … Continue reading

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Pasture Seeding | How To Seed Your Pastures

There are two fields of thought about pasture seeding.  In one field we tear up the existing pasture and start from scratch.  This is an especially good idea if the pasture was compacted or completely overrun with unwanted weeds.  The … Continue reading

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Horse Pasture Weed Control

A well balanced mix of forbs and grasses will give your horses the best nutritional benefit of grazing.  Weeds can be a thorn in the side of any agronomist but can be dealt with with fair ease. Tackling all of … Continue reading

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Pasture Renovation | How To Renovate Pasture

Sometimes a parcel of land has become exhausted because of overgrazing or other natural/unnatural conditions.  At this point it may be necessary to make an educated guess about how to proceed. An exhausted pasture will only make your livestock work … Continue reading

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Organic Pastures For Beginners

Ruminant animals must have access to pasture to be certified organic in the United States.  These pastures must be kept within a fairly strait forward set of guidelines.  If you are considering applying for organic certification, good for you.  This … Continue reading

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Controlling Weeds in the Pasture | How To

Pastures are a complex system of living and non living factors and you are trying to ‘use’ this system to your benefit.  I too rely on pasture for my horses and am constantly trying to keep balance while my horses … Continue reading

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Fescue Pastures For Horses

Are fescue pastures good or bad for horses? The short answer is yes.  Good and bad.  Fescue is a very successful pasture plant.  As most breeders understand, it can mean deadly complications for horses.  The long answer is about how … Continue reading

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