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Custom Grazing Rates and Contract Structuring

By   /  October 3, 2016  /  4 Comments

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This is the second part in Meg’s series on Custom Grazing. Here’s the link to the first
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I graduated from West Virginia University in 2012 with a degree in livestock management, and a minor in agribusiness. While at WVU, I won a statewide entrepreneurship competition with a patentable device I designed for video-assisted cattle artificial insemination. I then spent six months interning for grazing expert Greg Judy in Missouri. Now I run Rhinestone Cattle Consulting, helping new and experienced farmers build profitable mob grazing beef operations. I offer artificial insemination, electric fence building and graphic design services too. I'll travel anywhere in the 48 states for on-farm consulting and speaking at conferences.


  1. Thanks Michael! Good advice chip, excellent book. And thanks Bill for your input. If anyone else out there is custom grazing, please leave a comment with what you’re grazing, your rate and your location. This will help give all our readers more information.

  2. Chip Hines says:

    Meg, you mentioned cost of making hay. Very few people get this right. One the best books those making hay to buy and get this valued correctly is the Jim Gerrish book, Kick the Hay habit.

  3. Michael says:

    Great read Meg. Clean straight shooting advice.

  4. Bill Fosher says:

    I’m custom grazing feeder lambs at 20 cents per head per day.

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