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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This library of articles covers a number of pasture and animal management activities.


Here you'll find information about establishing a grazing plan, how to set up fresh water sources for your livestock, why soil health matters to topics about livestock handling techniques.  


Are you a do-it-yourselfer? We know how tough it can be to learn all the ins and outs of setting up an electric fence for the first time without someone physically being beside to you to guide you.  Our Fencing 101 section to goes over how to correctly setup an electric fence, the types of energizers available, how to ground your system and other helpful tips.  


Everything included in this library pertains to cost-effective management practices that will help improve the health of your land, herd and ultimately your bottom line.   


And best of all, these articles contain practical applications,  suggestions and advice from real ranchers, farmers and industry experts who invite you to learn from their experiences and improve upon them. ​

  

 

 

Animal Welfare, Quality at Forefront for Organic, Grass-Fed Beef Farmer61Animal Welfare, Quality at Forefront for Organic, Grass-Fed Beef FarmerFarmer George Lake said the decision to begin raising organic, grass-fed beef on Thistle Creek Farms was one born out of both necessity and a desire to make his farm more sustainable.
Foraging Ahead Through Challenging Times18Foraging Ahead Through Challenging Times​If there's one thing a cattle producer can count on, it's knowing they're going to face a challenge that's beyond their control.
Overgrazing & Preventative Management Strategies21Overgrazing & Preventative Management StrategiesTo avoid overgrazing, managing livestock on grazing lands requires graziers to be flexible and understand the complex soil-plant-animal relationship involved.
Ranch & Farm Equipment that Stands the Test of (and Saves) Time23Ranch & Farm Equipment that Stands the Test of (and Saves) Time​Visitors can't help but notice the diverse offerings when stopping by the Gallery on the Farm in Enniskillen, Ontario, Canada. And that's by design, says owner Eric Bowman.
Weigh System Helps Cattle Producer Make Better Management Decisions24Weigh System Helps Cattle Producer Make Better Management DecisionsThere is an old saying that says you cannot manage what you do not measure. On a livestock operation where pounds of animal equate to dollars in the bank, this adage rings true.

Electric Fencing 101

Electric Fencing 101

Our Fencing 101 section to goes over how to correctly setup an electric fence, the types of chargers available, how to ground your system and other helpful tips.​

Pasture Management

Pasture Management

This collection of articles covers a number of management activities: helpful advice in creating a grazing plan, how maximize forage and the importance of soil health.   

Livestock Health

Livestock Health

Discover how proper dosages of vaccines, quality forage, fresh water and the ability to capture and collect livestock data can assist with improving livestock health.

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Breaking Ground on Winter Grazing19Breaking Ground on Winter GrazingMany producers have found great success utilizing portable fencing to graze corn fields, and significantly decrease winter feed costs.Corn grazing is the cost-effective method to feed cattle in the winter.GarthHeinGallagher Territory Manager
Electric Fencing for Bears20Electric Fencing for Bears​​​Many feel challenged about keeping their cattle and livestock in with fencing. How would you like the challenge of keeping a few hundred grizzlies fenced out or making sure a few dozen black bears aren't attacking your livestock?Bears are smart animals and they will find a way to get around most preventative measures.MarkBruscinoGame and Fish Department
An Opportunity for More Time and More Money84An Opportunity for More Time and More Money​Ask any livestock producer and they'll tell you they could most certainly use more time and money. Canadian livestock producers in Alberta and Saskatchewan have a unique opportunity...