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The Grazier’s Bookshelf

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on The Grazier’s Bookshelf

The icy hand of winter grasped my little valley just after Thanksgiving. After a fabulous grass-growing fall, the dark curtain fell, which meant I began watching the mailbox in earnest as winter is the time of year new books arrive, some of them about grazing. Recently I’ve written about steps people might take to explore […]

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Before You Dive Into Grazing….

By   /  January 23, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Start Ups  /  Comments Off on Before You Dive Into Grazing….

If you’re considering starting a grazing enterprise, here are some steps to prevent belly flops.

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On Becoming a Professional Grazier

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  2 Comments

Why in the world would you want to be a Grazier? Here are some upsides and some of the challenges.

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Watching Out For the Next Wreck

By   /  November 14, 2016  /  Money Matters  /  1 Comment

What kind of wrecks are we setting ourselves up for when we do things the way we always have?

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Who Will Survive Low Cattle Prices? Those With the Lowest Inputs

By   /  October 24, 2016  /  Money Matters  /  4 Comments

The cattle market is in the toilet. The future looks even worse. Calves bring only one-half of what they did a couple years back. Stocker margins are negative, feeders too. The American cattle industry is on its knees, broken and busted. Is this the end? Well maybe, at least for some folks. A better question […]

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