Make more meat and milk from your pastures.
grazersedge Discussion Group -- Share tips with other graziers. This page has the latest digest and index to previous digests. (You must subscribe first to view digests.) To recieve digests or individual messages via email, sign up starting from the onelist.com homepage.
Cover Crop and Forage Seed Sources -- Find the varieties you need to fit your pasture system.
Grazing Alfalfa Successfully -- It takes a careful balance between the needs of the stock and the needs of the stand, says the University of Missouri's Jim Gerrish.
Low-Stress Livestock Handling -- Herding methods and facilities that put less stress on you and your stock.
Elegy for a Giraffe -- Roger Wentling stuck his neck out so farmers could reap the benefits of rotational grazing. A tribute to the late controversial grazing advocate by Ruth Tonachel.
Seasonal Dairy on Pasture: The Forgey Files -- How-to advice from Indiana's pioneering seasonal dairy grazier.
Beat Summer Slump and Tame Thistles -- Advice for summer pasture management from in our Gear Up For Grazing area.
Pastured Poultry Resources -- Want to make $25,000 from 20 acres? Here's how. Pictures, descriptions and links.
Sample Pastures Right -- In this graze-l post, Minnesota grazing expert Doug Gunnink tells how to get the best results from a fresh forage analysis.
Build A Freeze-Resistant Stock Tank -- Here's how a Kansas grazier keeps the water flowing in winter.
Gear Up For Grazing -- This series of articles originally published in the New York Pasture Association Newsletter provides timely tips on forage and stock management, ration balancing, laneways, weed control and more.
Make A Well-Grounded (Earthed) Fence -- Tips from a New Zealand grazing farmer and consultant to keep your fence hot and your stock in.
17 Mistakes To Avoid With Electric Fencing -- Lessons Montana range consultant Wayne Burleson learned the hard way, so you won't have to.
Online Fence Building References -- Links to fencing tips and techniques for management-intensive grazing systems.
Mobile Calf-Grazing Module -- Keeps calves healthy while helping them reap the benefits of pasture at an early age.
Pigs on Pasture -- Take a virtual tour of the Gunthorp farm at American Farmland Trust's grassfarmer.com site. While you're there, stop by and see Tools for Graziers, innovative solutions including a windscreen, shade trailer, and more.
grassfarmer.com -- This growing site from American Farmland Trust features their Cove Mt. grass dairy projectinnovative parlors for dairy graziers, and tools for graziers.
Ye Olde Forage Library Card Catalogue -- West Virginia University Extension grazing specialist Ed Rayburn has started this collection of classics with D.B. Johnstone-Wallace's 1938 pamphlet Pasture Improvement and Management, a work cited often by Andre Voisin in his book, Grass Productivity. (If the cover page image is slow to load, just click on the hand in the top right corner of the page to go right to the table of contents.)
Sustainable Ranching Research and Education Project -- University of California Extension project, includes controlled grazing basics, extensive nutrition info, fencing design and construction, events calendar, links and more. Don't miss the online low-stress livestock handling tips featuring info from stockmanship guru Bud Williams.
Profitable Dairy Options -- This online brochure from the USDA-SARE program's Sustainable Agriculture Network offers a myriad of innovative methods for dairy farmers around the country to cut costs and add value to the products they sell. Topics range from tapping specialty markets to grazing, composting and nutrient management.
Spring Turnout and The Grazing Wedge -- Advice and powerful tools to manage spring pasture growth.
More grazing links.
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