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

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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, he gets quicker regrowth, which kept his pastures in good shape.  Thanks to a few 1/4 inch rainfalls recently, he says “We’ve actually managed to grow a lot of good grass on the farm.”

In this short video he describes his cattle, his process, and what his winter strip-grazing mode looks like.  And if you know Greg, you’ll know that he emphasizes grazing over feeding, saying “Every day you graze, you’re putting money in your pocket, and every day you feed you’re taking it out.”  Enjoy this visit to the Judy Farms!


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Greg and Jan Judy of Clark, Missouri run a grazing operation on 1400 acres of leased land that includes 11 farms. Their successful custom grazing business is founded on holistic, high-density, planned grazing. They run cows, cow/calf pairs, bred heifers, stockers, a hair sheep flock, a goat herd, and Tamworth pigs. They also direct market grass-fed beef, lamb and pork. Greg's popularity as a speaker and author comes from his willingness to describe how anyone can use his grazing techniques to create lush forage, a sustainable environment and a successful business.

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