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Management-Intensive Grazing Is A Lifesaver

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My name is Don Ashford and my wife is Betty and we live in Ethel, LA. It would be impossible for me to write a bio about myself without including Betty in it. We have been together since high school. I was in the senior class of 1955 and she was in the class of 1957. Do the math. We have raised cattle since 1959 except for a little time that I spent with Uncle Sam. We have grazed stockers, owned several cow- calf herds and custom grazed cattle for other folks. I worked as a pipefitter for more than 25 years. Until we went into the dairy business in 1977 we were as most people down here part-timers or week-end ranchers. Later after we had learned enough about MIG to talk about it so that it would be understood by others we put together a pasture-walk group to introduce it to our friends and neighbors. We belong to more farm groups then we probably should but we get great joy working with other people. What makes us most proud are our son and daughter, our 5 grandkids and our 7 great-grand kids. It has been a hell of a trip so far, but we are not done yet.


  1. Jim Gerrish says:

    Hi Don, thanks for the article. I am glad to hear you have gotten back into grazing and are enjoying life On Pasture. I have had a number of people share stories similar to yours and I am glad to have been of assistance in helping you and them down the road to a better farm or ranch. Best Regards, Jim Gerrish

  2. TexasLady says:

    I am just starting to put together my intensive grazing pasture. I am going to put up wire with divisions every 3/4 acre (20+ acres). I’m so excited to try this and see how it works! Could you please recommend articles I need to read?

  3. Lynda Ingram says:

    Great article Don!

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