Pasture improvements for equine

CF4-MR-1-Pasture-improve9261Managing and maintaining pasture

by Tamara Scully

Horses need pasture. At least one percent — and preferably 1.5 percent — of their body weight, per day, should come from pasture. One horse requires between two and three acres of pasture — or hay, for maintenance needs alone. Pasture provides a healthy diet for horses, decreasing colic and reducing the incidence of gastric ulcers and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. [Read more…]

Don’t waste the waste

CEW-MR-3-Don't-waste65301by Sally Colby

Manure is a valuable resource, and farmers incorporate it as part of their farm’s nutrient management plan. Manure spreader calibration is an essential and valuable nutrient management tool that helps maximize the efficient use of available manure nutrients. [Read more…]

Steuben County farmer sets sight on year-round grazing

CW-MR-3-Steuben-Cty-walk311by Troy Bishopp

LINDLEY, NY — Is year-round grazing possible in the rugged hill country of Steuben County? John Burns thinks so and is putting a lot of planning and effort to do so. John along with wife, Anne, and their children get this optimism from using a technique known as mob grazing. “We see it as a way to be truly profitable and environmentally friendly at the same time,” said Burns. [Read more…]