LIVE Webinar with Walt Davis

Walt Davis author of How to Not Go Broke Ranching

How to not go broke ranching

Walt Davis

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Walt Davis spent fifty something years as a working rancher with interests in west Texas and in
southeast Oklahoma. After almost going broke following the advice of high tech agriculture
experts, he spent years developing a biological approach to ranching based on planned
grazing management. Biodiversity exploded under the new management with beneficial
organisms from dung beetles to earthworms increasing as pest organisms decreased.
Expenses dropped as production increased so that the ranch was consistently profitable.  For
the last twenty years or so, he has worked with land owners, ranchers and both public and
private organizations as a management consultant, advisor and teacher. He is in demand as a
speaker and over the years has spoken to a diverse collection of  audiences on his passion for
good land management. He is a past president of Holistic Management of Texas and of the
Oklahoma Land Stewardship Association and is vitally interested in promoting land use that is
profitable, sustainable and user friendly.

Walt is one of the people featured in the recently published book Texas Legacy Project: Stories
of Courage and Conservation
. A video of the interview with Walt for this book can be seen at
 Texas Legacy Project website.

Walt has demonstrated on his own operations and on client operations that ranching and
farming can be financially profitable while improving the health of the land. He is the author of
numerous articles published in the Farm Progress family of magazines and in The
StockmanGrassFarmer. He has published two books, How to Not go Broke Ranching, and A
Gathering at Oak Creek
 and has three more in the works.

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  • ChrisStelzer

    This is the place to submit your questions for Walt! See you on Wednesday!

  • Alec

    1) I bought my first cattle this summer and they will be 4-5 months old going into the winter. I have two fields where they can graze – one will have ~6″ tall mixed grasses and the other field (ungrazed all year) will have a very deep sward (2+ feet tall). I want to get them to graze and trample the tall, old forage but Im concerned they wont get the necessary nutrition. Which field would be best?

    2) Can you fatten/finish animals on perennial forage alone? If so, how?

    3) How important is shade or a pond to cattle with black hides? I live in Virginia (average summer temp = 85 degrees)

    Thanks for the Q&A!

  • Colby Wells

    How do I establish clover in my pastures? How valuable is fringe grazing in the woods and when is the best time to utilize it?

  • Matt

    I have a beef cow/calf ranch in East TX. Is it a realistic goal to have calving season in May & June and wean calves at 10 mos of age the following March/April and winter graze the nursing cows on stockpiled frosted Bermuda and not feed any hay or supplements other than minerals/salt? If not, what is the best type of supplement to use during winter for the nursing cows?

  • Mark

    What is the best “thing” or the main enterprise ( Market Garden, Cattle, Chickens etc) for a young person to get into farming?

  • Scott

    What advise would you give for increasing weight on young bull calf that was weaned too soon a year ago, has never gained weight well, and is getting thin. May have worms. Do you think Safeguard wormer will help or just cut losses and butcher? ?

  • Matt V

    What is the most economical way to setup irrigated pasture? I am in Northern, CA on 7 acres of currently dry (un-irrigated) pasture on fast draining, sandy loam. We average 17 inches of precip. yearly (less this year). We currently have two steers and a Milking Cow/Calf pair on the full 7 acres and are feeding hay. We recently moved here and would like to make the cattle more affordable/profitable. We have access to somewhat expensive county irrigation-district water. There is an 8″ pipe from their system on our property but no system installed after that.

    Should I set up paddocks and start rotation with chickens/goats/cattle? Is it worth the investment to do a center pivot or would sprinklers be better? I don’t know how it floods as I have not setup a way to distribute the water yet. I just don’t know where to start.

  • ChrisStelzer

    Thanks to everyone who attended the Webinar it was Awesome! Thank you Walt. You can find Walt at