Jim Elizondo on Silvopasture, Tropical Milking Cows and Free Choice Minerals

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Tropical Milking Cows, Silvopasture and Free Choice Minerals with Jim Elizondo Join me today for an interview with experienced rancher Jim Elizondo. Jim originally raised beef cattle and milked a unique breed of tropical dairy cows on his ranches in Mexico. He now ranches in North Florida. Here are some pictures that will help illustrate …

What is Litter and Why is it Important?

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What is Litter and Why is it Important? Litter is organic matter, mostly in the form of trampled grass that is physically placed on the ground. We can create litter without the use of livestock, but in this scenario I’ll be discussing litter created by cattle. Litter can be placed on the ground by grazing livestock a high …

Update On Our Hugelkultur Project

Jake and I have been busy with many projects around the farm. However, we recently found some time to complete a Hugelkultur bed. A Hugelkultur, for those of you who are unfamiliar with one, are raised garden beds that are made of logs, stacked on top of each other, and then covered with dirt. You then …