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Tips For Staying Profitable In A Depressed Livestock Market

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  8 Comments

There has been quite a price change in the livestock world in the last two years. There has never been a time in recent history that cattle prices crashed as quickly as they did in the fall of 2015. Historically high prices were being paid for anything that looked like a cow. The new normal […]

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A Spring Visit With Greg Judy at Green Pastures Farm

By   /  May 12, 2014  /  Grazing Management  /  1 Comment

Greg Judy’s cattle are out and grazing in Missouri.  So here’s a quick trip down there to see what he’s up to and hear a couple spring grazing pointers. And here’s the link for you tablet folks.

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A Fall Visit to Greg and Jan Judy’s Green Pastures Farm

By   /  November 18, 2013  /  Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on A Fall Visit to Greg and Jan Judy’s Green Pastures Farm

After a 6 month drought, you’d think that Greg might be a little down about his winter grazing prospects, and you’d be wrong.  He’s found that managing his animals as one big herd is especially beneficial during drought.  In addition, by taking just the tops of the plants, and leaving plenty of “solar collectors” behind, […]

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A Summer Visit to Greg and Jan Judy’s Green Pastures Farm

By   /  August 19, 2013  /  Grazing Management, Uncategorized  /  1 Comment

Greg Judy is known for innovative farming and for sharing how he used leased land and mob grazing to go from barely making it to being able to retire early from his in-town job and be a successful, full-time farmer. He sent us these videos of what’s happening in one of his Eastern Gramma grass pastures, why he and Jan choose South Poll Cattle, and then gives us a quick look at his pastured pigs.

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Maximizing Spring Green Up Without Destroying Summer Pastures

By   /  April 9, 2013  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  5 Comments

One of the toughest grazing management periods for livestock producers is spring green-up. It offers all kinds of challenging variables. It is hard to imagine a more optimistic feeling when everything is turning green after a long dreary winter of brown. The buds of the trees are starting to form, flocks of robins grace our […]

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