Sorting Cattle in The Field

Greg taught us a really cool way to sort cattle this week. This method works well for him when he needs to sort cattle in the field and doesn’t want to take them all back to the corral. He has 8 different farms and 240 head of cattle that are always grazing, so flexibility is …

Fighting For Changes at The National Level

Warning: The following post is a rant and contains adult language. Sometimes I need to do this. Lets get a good discussion going in the comments section, eh?! I’ve been thinking about policy for a while now. Food Policy, Agriculture Policy, Monetary Policy, Energy Policy, Education Policy. Frankly, all this stuff is crap. People keep expecting change …

What is Permaculture and Why Should I Care?

Today I’d like to talk about something I’m particularly passionate about. Yes, the many different forms Sustainable Agriculture really get me fired up. However, I have been learning about Permaculture over the past two years and it REALLY gets me fired up! Before we get into defining what Permaculture is, I want to talk about …

Winter Grazing and Paddock Differences

Grazing livestock in the winter is challenging. It takes a lot of time, thinking and good management to graze in the winter time. First, you need to have a stockpile of grass. Not grass in the form of hay, but grass that is still standing in your pastures. The grass needs to be high quality …

Creating Savanna

Webster’s dictionary defines Savanna as: “a tropical or subtropical grassland containing scattered trees and drought-resistant undergrowth.” Why is this important? Well, Savanna is a very diverse ecosystem. You get the benefits of trees with the ability to graze the grass. This is a win win for all parties involved. Let’s take a look at why. …

Push VS Pull Marketing

Push VS Pull Marketing. What are they? Why is it important? When you boil it down, there are two different types of marketing. Push marketing, where you are pushing your message to people. Think of TV commercials, radio ads and billboards. This is followed by Pull marketing where you are drawing people to your brand/business …

GMO Crops Booted Out Of Germany

Well I sure am jealous of Germany. It was announced today in a German, english language newspaper, The Local, that the last GMO developer/lab/whatever-the-hell has left Germany. You can find the link to the full article here. There are benefits and drawbacks of the European society. One of the benefits is that they are pretty …

Correction About My Post On Ponds

Last week I did a post on fencing ponds in the wintertime. You can find that post here. In that post, I explained how to do it and why. Well, I still feel confident about the why part. Which is to keep your cattle form getting out onto the ice, breaking through and then dying. …