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Set Up For Year Long Grazing in the Spring – In Spite of Mud Season

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  No Comments

Greg Judy has great tips for getting through mud season so that your cattle are well-fed and your pastures are healthy and ready for the summer.

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Wait! Grazing Too Early Is Harmful to Your Pasture’s Health

By   /  March 13, 2017  /  Grazing Management  /  No Comments

You and your livestock might be itching to start grazing. Victor Shelton tells us why it’s not a good idea to start too early, and what you can do in the meantime to scratch that itch without causing problems for yourself.

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Pasture Walk at the Judy Farm

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning  /  2 Comments

Sometimes the best way to learn something new is to visit another farmer or rancher to see how they do things. With that in mind, Greg Judy sent us this video so that you can take a virtual visit to his farm in Missouri. It shows him moving his cattle from one pasture to the […]

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New Mexico Ranch Recovers During Drought With Rotational Grazing

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning  /  3 Comments

When Nancy Ranney and her siblings took over the family ranch in 2002, they decided to try something different: Planned rotational grazing. Instead of 19 pastures grazed year-round by 18 herds, they put all the cattle in one herd and split the ranch into 31 pastures. As Nancy says, “By moving them across the landscape […]

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Cows Prefer Grazing Stockpile to Eating Hay

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Grazing Management, Livestock  /  1 Comment

On a winter day, -3 degrees and so cold that he was having trouble videoing, Greg Judy found that the hay he’d kindly brought his cows to help them out wasn’t what they wanted at all. Instead of eating it they walked over it to the stockpile pasture in front of them. In this 3:46 […]

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