How To Not Go Broke Ranching Author Walt Davis
Join me today for an interview with Oklahoma rancher Walt Davis. Walt made the transition from a high input, chemical laden and conventional ranch to a sustainable one that works with nature instead of against it. Walt is also the author of three books, two of which will be published shortly. He is also a 6th generation rancher and has a lot to share with our younger generations. Thank you
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Hey everyone, Chris Stelzer from Agriculturalinsights. And if this is your first video that you’re viewing from me, what I do is I interview real farmers and ranchers so you can learn from them. And I’m here to summarize an interview I did with Walt Davis, who is a rancher from Oklahoma. Before I get to that, I just want to let you know, if you go to Agriculturalinsights.com/free I wrote a free, 40 page e-book on Mob Grazing. You can go over there and get it for free. All you do is put in your email, hit Submit and it’s shot right over to your email. So it’s really easy.But let’s get into the summary of the interview I did with Walt Davis. Walt Davis is an older rancher from Oklahoma, and he’s been ranching his entire life, since he was a boy. So he’s seen a lot in his time. And he went to university to get this degree in Ranch Management, I believe, or something closely associated with that. And went back home, started managing the family ranch and started doing all the things that the university recommended. And basically came really close to going bankrupt. You know, he was using a lot of fertilizer, using a lot of inputs, he had really big cows. His grazing management wasn’t really up to par. So it was a really high input operation. It was not a sustainable ranch, by any stretch of the imagination.And then, I think, he had a wake-up call due to some price drops and, you know, the cost of inputs that caused him to go, “Whoa”. I need to reexamine what I’m doing here.’ And he switched to holistic planned grazing, which is similar to, which is within holistic management that I’m sure some of you are familiar with. So basically, he built himself a low input ranch with the right kind of cattle, using grazing management and holistic planned grazing to plan out his grazing periods so he could be successful.But it’s a really fascinating interview. He talks about how using fertilizer was bad for his pastures. He talks about using chemical warmers and what that did to his ranch and the dung beetles and, so it’s a really informative interview. And if you want to listen to the rest of it you just follow the link below this video. I just thought I’d summarize it quickly for you all. And, yeah, it’s a, Walt Davis is one of the most prominent ranchers in America just because he started from a conventional standpoint and successfully made the switch to a sustainable type of agriculture. Which a lot of people out there have a hard time doing and they’re kinda fearful of that. But Walt did it. The interview explains how he did it. And yeah. So go over to Agriculturalinsights.com and you can type in Walt Davis in the search box or you can just follow the link right below this video. Thank you guys for watching. I’ll see you next time.
More info on Walt Davis and Grazing:
How to Not Go Broke Ranching by Walt Davis – If you are going to buy the book please do so from his website so he can keep more of the money. Thank you.
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