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Pasture Walk at the Judy Farm

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 next as they graze winter stockpile. In this 4 minute video he’ll show you what stockpile looks like when the cattle are finished with it and compare it to ungrazed stockpile. He also talks about how he sets up his cattle for a mile long move. You’ll see how easy it can be when the cattle understand the system and know what to expect and why they don’t need a back fence. He’s stocking his cows at about 150,000 pounds per acre density, so you’ll get to see what that looks like.

Enjoy this little visit to the Judy Farm!

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Kathy Voth
Kathy Vothhttps://onpasture.com
I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I have a nagging question. We calve on stockpile in (gasp!) March and April. We also supplement on the pasture. Knowing that the cows get some of their feed requirements from the supplemented feed (easy to calculate), some from the stockpile (less easy to calculate), and some from new growth (difficult to calculate), I would like a reasonably accurate way to calculate animal unit days for the pasture without spending a half day staring at my records.
    Thoughts?

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