Interested in Grazing Native Plants?

Grazing Native Plants in Iowa is a recent publication from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. The 16-page publication describes the relationships between grazing native plants and increasing wildlife diversity on Iowa landscapes. Included are profiles of six operations including graziers, land managers, and conservationists that documents actual experiences, economic and ecological outcomes from grazing native […]

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Small Ruminant Graziers: FAMACHA Parasite Diagnosis Training Coming in June

FAMACHA is a diagnostic tool to help farmers identify parasite infection in small ruminants, such as sheep and goats. The tool is a chart that matches eyelid color to anemia levels, an indicator of parasite infection. This type of diagnosis allows farmers to target treatment only to infected animals, which in some systems has reduced […]

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Mob Grazing: Is It for You?

Mob grazing is a “new” grazing technique that has been slowly sweeping Wisconsin and the upper Midwest for the last decade. This technique attempts to simulate historical grazing patterns conducted by native herbivores using domesticated livestock. While mob grazing is similar to rotational grazing, producers who implement this practice typically graze taller and more mature […]

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ARS Research: No Harm to Soils When Cattle Graze Cover Crops

USDA-ARS researchers working in the southeast report on outcomes of a 7 year study on potential benefits and impacts of grazing cover crops with cattle in the most February 2015 issue of Agricultural Research. Researchers were interested in whether opportunities to include cover crops for grazing would increase overall use of cover crops on southeastern USA farms.

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Beef Quality Assurance Training and Pasture Walk in Waushara County on September 4th

UW-Extension Waushara County invites beef producers to a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training and Pasture Walk on September 4 at the Ken Williams farm located at N3345 Swamp Rd, Wautoma. Sandy Stuttgen, DVM, UW-Extension Quality Assurance certified trainer will provide BQA instruction from 9 AM until 12 Noon. Those attending the BQA training will be eligible […]

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