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  • Dec 29, 2014

    Grass management is critical in 2015; plus: 3 tips for winter pasture management 2

    Ranchers should be thinking about pasture management, even in the winter. Here are three tips to get the most out of your grasslands....More
  • Oct 15, 2014

    4 Tips For Eliminating Weeds This Fall

    While many cattlemen are busy weaning calves, preg-checking cows and harvesting crops this time of year, it can be easy to forget about pasture and hay field health. There’s still time this fall to manage weeds. Here are four tips for getting ahead of the issue before the next grazing season rolls around....More
  • Sep 18, 2014

    My Response To The Cowspiracy: 8 Ways Cattle Grazing Supports Wildlife 5

    The folks behind the documentary “Cowspiracy” asked BEEF Daily Editor about her statement that cattle grazing supports wildlife. She responds with 8 resources to demonstrate the relationship between cattle and wildlife, plus describes what she sees on her own ranch....More
  • Autumn Buck  Colorado Parks and Wildlife Dept.
    Sep 15, 2014

    Why Consider Wildlife In Your Ranch Management Plans?

    Managing for wildlife and cattle alike is a good idea....More
  • 5 ways cattle improve environment
    Jul 24, 2014

    5 Ways Cattle Help The Environment 6

    A recent article suggests that going meatless will help the planet. However, this myth doesn’t have much meat on its bones. Cattle can help improve the planet in many ways. Here are five resources that prove cattle were “green” long before green was cool....More
  • soil health is important for your cowherd
    Jun 27, 2014

    Soil Health Comes First, Then Grass & Livestock 1

    In recent columns, I’ve touched on the following topics: • Empowered People, because everything in our businesses happens because of and through people – usually those closest to the business, land and livestock....More
  • Jun 23, 2014
    Dow AgroSciences

    Better Forage For Cows & Calves Through Proactive Blackberry And Thistle Control

    Proactive management of forage to control unwanted thistle and blackberry can increase the value of the forage and promote healthier cows and calves....More
  • pasture turnout tips for cattlemen
    Jun 11, 2014

    Time For Pasture Turnout! PLUS: 7 Resources For Grazing Success

    With cow-calf pairs out on pasture, here are seven resources for grazing success....More
  • Apr 30, 2014

    3 Tips For Stalking And Stopping The Wily Musk Thistle 1

    I spent many summers of my youth chopping down the wily musk thistle. Still, when it came time to make flowers for my wedding in 2010, I found the fake thistles at Hobby Lobby to be very charming additions to my wedding bouquet, which I made myself. I remember my grandpa -- a lifelong rancher -- commenting on the big day, “Amanda, do you know you have weeds in your bouquet?”...More
  • Apr 2, 2014

    Yes, It’s True: Cattle Grazing Can Reverse Desertification 15

    On Monday, my blog in response to NPR’s article blaming cattle grazing on the degradation of the environment and declining wildlife populations stirred up a lot of conversation. Many readers commented that while the content I provided to counter the misinformation presented in the article was good and valid, it wasn’t going to reach the masses like the NPR piece did....More

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