Symposium at 8th National GLC Conference Announced: “Renovate to Regenerate: Establishing ecologically beneficial cool-season perennial mixtures in the tall fescue belt”.

The Alliance for Grassland Renewal is excited to invite you to participate in a symposium at the 8th National GLC conference, December 6-9, 2021 in Myrtle Beach, SC.  The focus of the symposium is how to use regenerative grazing principles to develop highly productive perennial pastures for the tall fescue belt.  There is great interestContinue reading “Symposium at 8th National GLC Conference Announced: “Renovate to Regenerate: Establishing ecologically beneficial cool-season perennial mixtures in the tall fescue belt”.”

Triple Creek Journal: Weaning on pasture.

We have weaned our calves since I was a little kid and we started improving our cows.  In our area of southern Virginia, tobacco has dominated farm activity, so most of the calves from our neighbors have been weaned on the trailer on the way to the stockyard.  Many of the problems with animal health inContinue reading “Triple Creek Journal: Weaning on pasture.”

Drought Affects Seed Size and Your Novel Endophyte Tall Fescue Renovation Practices

The impact of the drought and heat conditions on seed production in Oregon’s Willamette Valley was outlined in a report written by Drew Denman on July 15.  Drew pointed out that seed production in 2021 will be reduced by 40-50% as a result of the climatic conditions.  Reduced seed yield raises concerns beyond the availabilityContinue reading “Drought Affects Seed Size and Your Novel Endophyte Tall Fescue Renovation Practices”

Oregon’s Willamette Valley Conditions to impact fall seed availability

Affectionately known as the “The Valley”, Willamette Valley is a fertile growing region, where most of the forage type grass seed is produced in the US. Acreage is highly sought after, and every acre counts in the final production yield for all companies that have ownership in the Valley. This year, several challenges are mountingContinue reading “Oregon’s Willamette Valley Conditions to impact fall seed availability”

Dung Beetles are an Indicator of a Healthy Pasture Ecosystem

Triple Creek Journal, July 2021 I continue to enjoy being at Triple Creek Ranch, my family’s cattle farm near Virgilina, VA, nearly every day.  Recently, I finally took a short trip to see my Mom and some old friends in my home town of Flagstaff, Arizona.  It felt strange to leave the farm in the careContinue reading “Dung Beetles are an Indicator of a Healthy Pasture Ecosystem”

Reduce Wintering Cost with Stockpiled Fescue

Ever rising input costs have beef cattle producers constantly looking at ways to lower production expenses and maintain profitability. Production budgets show the largest expense category for cow/calf enterprises to be winter feeding costs. Because of this, beef and forage researchers have focused heavily on ways producers can lower this major production expense. One methodContinue reading “Reduce Wintering Cost with Stockpiled Fescue”

Summer annuals trump the slump

Cool-season grasses are the star of the show during the spring and fall, but these forages tend to get stage fright during the hot, dry summer months. Planting summer annuals can mitigate the effects of a summer slump and ensure steady forage production the entire season. Summer annuals such as pearl millet, crabgrass, and sorghum-sudangrassContinue reading “Summer annuals trump the slump”

Extend Grazing with Summer Stockpile

Summer stockpiling is a system that excludes grazing from a portion of pasture acres during spring and summer in order to have forage for late-summer and early-fall grazing. This practice allows other pastures to stockpilefor winter grazing. The main goal is to provide a high quality, grazable forage during late summer, when cool season pastureContinue reading “Extend Grazing with Summer Stockpile”