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Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Mon May 18, 2015 09:16 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- "There is no such thing as a new idea," Mark Twain wrote. Supporting that theory are some practices popular in agriculture today that are simply old ideas, revived; using cover crops and grazing different livestock species together are two examples.

Producers who graze cattle could also graze small ruminants (sheep or goats) on the same land to create another revenue stream, use plant species more efficiently and even improve their pastures or rangeland.

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Dave Ollila, a field sheep specialist for South Dakota State University Extension at the Rapid City Regional Center, said those who commingle ...

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