Pasture & Forage Management

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UK Extension Agents Host 9th Annual Pastures Please!!

January 28, 2016

Lecture topics will include the nutritional value of pasture, the economics of grazing versus haying, and more.... Read More

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The Effects of Climate Change on Soil Microbes

January 28, 2016

Researchers examined how microbes reacted to warmer temperatures and increased precipitation during the growing season. ... Read More

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Mud Management and Equine Health

January 21, 2016

Icky, messy, smelly mud. Listen to this Q&A about mud management and treating mud-related horse health issues.... Read More

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Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 14, 2016

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... Read More

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Study: Winter Shelter Preferences Vary Among Horses

December 31, 2015

In many cases, a good shelter with adequate food is enough to keep horses warm during winter weather, researchers found.... Read More

The prepurchase veterinarian works for and is paid by the buyer and should be impartial and have no financial stake in the sale. The buyer owns the rights to the obtained information, including radiographic images (X rays) and test results.

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The Horse's Top Blog Posts of 2015

December 26, 2015

Popular blog topics included pasture management, old horses, saddle fit, trailer safety, and more.... Read More

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Understanding Round and Square Bale Hay for Horses, Part 1

December 19, 2015

In this two-part series, we'll explore the two bale types and how to best utilize each. Here we'll look at round bales.... Read More

Here's an example of traditional runs off barn stalls used as confinement areas. Good footing helps minimize mud.

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Confinement Areas for Healthy, Happy Horses

December 16, 2015

Few horses can spend all their time in turnout. Use these tips to keep your horse content when he's cooped up.... Read More

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Sacrifice Areas on Horse Farms

December 10, 2015

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle explains what a sacrifice area is and how it helps in pasture management.... Read More

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How Genetically Modified is Your Horse's Feed?

December 07, 2015

You might be surprised to find out with this introduction to GMOs.... Read More

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How to Manage Mud Around Horses

December 04, 2015

Learn easy ways to manage mud and manure from Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water. ... Read More

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Nontoxic Rodent Control on Horse Farms

October 23, 2015

Discover natural ways to control mice, rats, and other problem rodents on your horse farm. ... Read More

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Horse Barn and Paddock Odor Control

October 16, 2015

Does your barn stink? Alayne Blickle shares ways to control urine odors on your horse property.... Read More

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Preventing Water Run-Off on Horse Properties

October 09, 2015

Gutters and downspouts can prevent mud from accumulating around barns. Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle explains.... Read More

After fire swept through Amanda Eggleston's farm in January 2015, she's been rebuilding with safety in mind.

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When Disaster Strikes

October 05, 2015

After a tornado, fire, or other disaster hits your farm, how would you respond and rebuild? Here's what to remember.... Read More

 Horse owner Alan Shank kept horses on his downtown Mukilteo, Washington, property for 16 years and maintained a positive relationships with nonhorsey neighbors.

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Making Friends with Horseless Neighbors

September 28, 2015

What techniques have you found work for you in your non-horsey neighborhood?... Read More

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What Time of Year Should Horses be on Pastures?

September 18, 2015

Learn what months are best for grazing horses on pasture from Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water.... Read More

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All-Natural Options for Weed Control

September 10, 2015

Here's how to help your pasture outcompete weeds so you can avoid using toxic herbicides.... Read More

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What the Hay?

September 07, 2015

Here's what you need to know about this important forage in your horse's diet.... Read More

This weed spray is most useful on driveways or patio areas. Don’t use it on a lawn as it is non-selective, meaning it will kill everything.

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Homemade Weed Control Spray

August 31, 2015

What do you do to beat the weeds on your farm?... Read More

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Forage Quality, Feeding Strategies Workshop Sept. 19

August 29, 2015

Lecture topics will include forage types, efficient forage use, hay production and quality, and more.... Read More

By dividing a pasture area into smaller portions and rotating horses through each section, you can encourage horses to graze more evenly while keeping pasture grass from becoming overgrazed.

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Keep Pastures Healthy With Rotational Grazing

August 27, 2015

Rotational grazing helps increase pasture productivity and prevent overgrazing and soil compaction.... Read More

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Weed Management Plans for Horse Pastures

August 27, 2015

Fall is a good time to evaluate pastures' quality and develop a weed management plan for the coming year.... Read More

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Prepare for Atypical Myopathy Before Autumn Arrives

August 22, 2015

Now is the time to identify sycamore trees around horse pastures and reduce horses' risk of consuming the toxic seeds.... Read More

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Why Is It Important to Protect Waterways from Horses?

August 17, 2015

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle shares reasons to protect streams from livestock and how to do it.... Read More