How to Start Custom Grazing Cattle

Greg Judy has written a wonderful book titled “No Risk Ranching: Custom Grazing on Leased Land”. It’s full of wonderful information on how to get started custom grazing on leased land. There is some risk, but not much! Today, I’d like to cover a few of the key points in the book. I would highly …

The Basics of Grazing Cattle

The Basics of Grazing Cattle In this post we’ll be covering: Why you need to rotate cattle How to check for gut fill What manure is telling you about the condition of your cattle Determine and implement an adequate recovery period for your grass Today I’d like to talk about grazing cattle. Many of us …

Building A Free-Choice Mineral Feeder

If you are grazing cattle, no matter how many you have, it’s a good idea to provide them with minerals. How many different minerals should you feed? Well, that depends on a lot of things. How big is your herd? How much money do you feel comfortable spending on mineral a month? Are you in …

Book Review – “Acres USA”

Acres USA is a monthly publication dedicated to “eco-agriculture.” This publication actually contains a lot of useful and interesting information for those of us interested in Sustainable Agriculture. While I don’t agree with any publication or book 100%, this publication is excellent to have around. To sign up for the publication go to: Acres USA …

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 …

What To Look For When Selecting A Bull

Whether your a homesteader or a rancher who is raising grass fed beef, eventually you’ll need to introduce a bull into your cow herd. Today, I’ve got some new insights into what I think you should look for when selecting a Bull. Keep in mind that this post is specifically addressing 100% grass fed and finished beef. …