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Camping at PDCA AGM

Hello Edlyn and I are looking to camp at Double J Campground while visiting the PDCA Annual Meeting 2011- it would be kinda neat to have a PDCA area - Let them know when you make your reservation.See More
Aug 7, 2011
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"Plan on meeting at the AGM, share stories of your heifers' grand escape this spring. Bring something for the white dexter auction."
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"We are going to MI in late summer and would liketo stop on the way. I am interested in starting a herd and rotating grazing.Would you have any calf’s for sale soon? We now have 60 acres of pasture."
Jun 20, 2011
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"Hello Robert   My wife and I started with our Dexters in 1993; we live in Northwest Pa Erie County; about 8 hours away from Skiles. Yes, you can come out to see our herd. Give us a head's up as to when you are thinking of coming out.…"
Jun 18, 2011
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"I stopped out to see the Skileslast week. I have 60 acres andwould like to learn more about Dexters. Would it be possible to vist it your place?"
Jun 17, 2011
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Rotational Grazing

Rotationally grazing Dexter cattle is easy, and profitable. There is an investment in fencing and personally having to be retrained to how much forage is actually out there in that field. I will later post a website where a video is showing the difference between grazing down to 2" and grazing down to 4". By leaving 4" the grass is ready to regrow in one day; but the 2" plant lost energy and root mass and won't start regrowing for a week.I work for a conservation district in Pa and have been…See More
May 27, 2011
mark c muir commented on Kathleen Smith's blog post News from KRO Acres in NYS
"Our first cow, Fawn passed on at 19 years of age, and last year our "favorite" cow Ginger gave us a bull calf before she passed on at age of 17.  Remember when you talk with former dairy producers to point out how long Dexters live…"
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"When you stop by your local NRCS office, ask to see if they have a grazing specialist who could stop by and lay out a grazing plan for your operation. He/she will want to know how many animals you have now and would like to have in the future. In…"
May 25, 2011
s dean commented on mark c muir's blog post Rotational Grazing
"good info....and trust worthy people to boot!!"
May 25, 2011
s dean commented on mark c muir's blog post Rotational Grazing
"i like to rotate my fields cause they are small pasture areas.....course they eat the "good stuff" first, but gradually eat most down.......i switch out in this part of va. about every 10 days.....in spring......we'll see if we do so…"
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"A checklist to go over when laying out a rotational grazing plan: What soil types are there on your land - each soil type has a nonirrigated yield potential - you can get this from your (NRCS) Natural Resource Conservation Service office -…"
May 25, 2011
mark c muir commented on mark c muir's blog post Rotational Grazing
"Here is a link to a website from the University of Kentucky which has alot of great videos and powerpoints. There one in particular that I wish for you all to take the time to look at, and if you wish to print it out - it will show in a few pages…"
May 25, 2011

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Edlyn and I are looking to camp at Double J Campground while visiting the PDCA Annual Meeting 2011- it would be kinda neat to have a PDCA area - Let them know when you make your reservation.

Posted on August 7, 2011 at 7:24pm

Rotational Grazing

Rotationally grazing Dexter cattle is easy, and profitable. There is an investment in fencing and personally having to be retrained to how much forage is actually out there in that field. I will later post a website where a video is showing the difference between grazing down to 2" and grazing down to 4". By leaving 4" the grass is ready to regrow in one day; but the 2" plant lost energy and root mass and won't start regrowing for a week.

I work for a conservation district in Pa and…

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At 11:55am on June 20, 2011, robert fazio said…
We are going to MI in late summer and would like
to stop on the way. I am interested in starting a herd and rotating grazing.
Would you have any calf’s for sale soon? We now have 60 acres of pasture.



At 6:38pm on June 17, 2011, robert fazio said…
I stopped out to see the Skiles
last week. I have
60 acres and
would like to learn more about Dexters. Would it be possible to vist it your place?
At 7:23pm on May 16, 2011, robert fazio said…

Living in PA is there anyone from the State that can help me get started? Is there a plublication or web site on Rotational Grazing'?

Thanks,

 

At 2:22pm on May 6, 2011, Bill Mitchell said…

See you found the site I was telling you and Edlyn about.!! Another note, got an email from the farmer that lost the heifers we delivered, he found one, the other is within hearing distance. Only took about 1 month for them to show up, those little hide 'n seekers!

 

 
 
 

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