Looking for an easy introduction to the complex topic of grazing management? Give this bulletin a try—Intensive Grazing: An Introductory Homestudy Course by Burt Smith. Intensive Grazing starts with information, introducing the three necessities of grazing: Objective. Flexibility. Control. Next comes the basics of the four tools that are used to balance the three necessities:Continue reading “Intensive Grazing: An Introductory Homestudy Course”
The legendary native grass of the tallgrass prairie is more than a quality forage.
Want to combine the best characteristics of several breeds? A composite may be the answer.
What bad bugs are invading your area? The K-State entomology newsletter may have the answer. This newsletter keeps Kansans informed about the comings and goings of a wide range of insects of economic importance, particularly those that impact field crops. Pests of corn, soy, wheat, sorghum, sunflower, and alfalfa are regularly discussed. However, this newsletterContinue reading “K-State Entomology Newsletter”
Foxtail barley may be a native grass, and it may be attractive, but it poses serious health risks to pets and livestock.
Are you expecting baby chicks in the mail? Review these steps to get them off to a great start.
Is the thought of planning a rotational or management-intensive grazing system daunting to you? If you are new to the concept, you will probably appreciate this free guide from the University of Minnesota Extension Service—Grazing Systems Planning Guide.
The tough, spirited Toggenburg is one of the most low-maintenance dairy goats—and one of the most challenging.
Organic gardeners have many good reasons to use mulch besides aesthetics. We’ll give you three.
Looking for the best breed of chicken to raise this year? How about a heritage breed? Heritage chicken breeds may not reach the egg or meat production levels of commercial hybrids, but they are often healthier and hardier, not to mention more attractive. For a free-range situation, heritage breeds can’t be beat. The Livestock ConservancyContinue reading “Pick-a-Chick”