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Mud and Manure Management Resources for Small Farms

Publications and documents demonstrating the art of Mud and Manure Management for the pastures and forage crop. These contain useful information that are important when managing and producing livestock on pasture.

Mar 2018 | Collection

Managing Small-Acreage Horse Farms in Western Oregon and Western Washington

Horses, grass, manure, soil and water are all interconnected. How you manage one affects the others. Following these seven steps can make your horse farm safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly. Learn more about horse grazing...

Garry Stephenson, David Hannaway, Melissa Fery, Scott Duggan, Linda Brewer | Sep 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

When should we stop grazing our pasture?

Q: We have had a horse grazing on our approx. 6 acre field which is normally cut for mixed grass hay. The horse has been on the field since we had it cut and baled into hay this past summer. In general, when is the ...

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Oregon Small Farm News

Oregon Small Farm News is a free online newsletter that concentrates on both commercial small farm entrepreneurs as well as non-commercial small acreage landowners. Our focus embraces organic/biological and conventional farming systems.

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Getting Livestock Farms Ready for Winter

When you find yourself with a few spare moments this autumn, use this article as a guide to think about all the odds-and-ends tasks needed to get your farm and livestock ready for winter. Most of these tasks are much ...

Susan Kerr | Jan 2011 | Article

How to Starve Animals with a Full Stomach

Some poor-quality hay can’t supply basic nutritional requirements to livestock or allow for proper growth, lactation, pregnancy or work, but livestock owners can avoid problems by understanding basic principles related to hay, legume, mixed-grass or legume hay.

Susan Kerr | Jul 2018 | Article

Farm Profile: Walker Farms

Sarah and Randy Walker have not been farmers for very long.  Four and a half years ago they purchased a farm on the flat fertile plain next to the Siletz River.  Since then, they have not looked back.  Sarah...

Sarah Walker, Randy Walker | Mar 2010 | Article