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First Steps for Economic Success Integrating Livestock and Cover Cropping Systems

By   /  January 13, 2020  /  Money Matters  /  Comments Off on First Steps for Economic Success Integrating Livestock and Cover Cropping Systems

This information comes to us from the latest newsletter of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Grassland Studies. As part of its mission, the Center is home to the Beef Systems Initiative, an effort to provide producers the information that supports production systems that optimize feed resource use, natural resource conservation, healthy grasslands, and successful […]

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Cover Crop Legumes That Are Great Forage

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

This study may not have turned out as planned, but it did provide some great information about just how useful some pea and hairy vetch varieties are for providing forage for spring grazing.

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Grazing Cover Crops for Soil Health and Profit

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Grazing Cover Crops for Soil Health and Profit

Thanks to Elisabeth Spratt of the Pasture Project for this article on their recently finished project! If you raise crops and are looking for a way to improve your soils and your bottom line, Wade Dooley says cover crops grazed by livestock is your solution. “It is the best and fastest way to realize an […]

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Tips for Grazing Cover Crops

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Grazing Management  /  1 Comment

When we graze cover-crops we always need to be considering both meeting the livestock needs as well as soil building objectives. The more cover-crop yield you can produce, the more biomass you can afford to leave behind. Here is an example of grazing BMR sorghum yielding over 180 AUD/acre while leaving well over one ton […]

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Can Cover Crops and Rotational Grazing Extend Your Grazing Season?

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  Forage, NRCS, Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Can Cover Crops and Rotational Grazing Extend Your Grazing Season?

Thanks to the UDSA Natural Resources Conservation Service for sharing this story and the photos with us! Jared Namken is an Angus man. Red Angus, specifically. A fourth-generation farmer-rancher in Lake Norden, South Dakota, he hopes to pass on his operation to generation five with the soil in even better shape than when he started. […]

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