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Greg Judy Talks Fencing, Leasing, Cow-Size and More

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What are the best reels, fence posts and wire you can use for your temporary fences?

What are some rates you might offer for leasing a farm/pasture?

What size cows winter well on pasture?

How do you set up your watering system?

What are your secrets to success?

These are just a few of the questions Greg Judy answers as he and Justin Rhodes walk across the pasture moving fence. We rarely suggest videos this long, but all 19 minutes of this video are jam-packed with words of wisdom and ideas that you’ll appreciate.

The Great American Farm Tour

This video comes to us from The Great American Farm Tour. The Rhodes family is traveling across the country in their converted school bus visiting farms and ranches, doing interviews, and sharing what they learn via videos like this one. You can check out more of his videos here. Justin also provided these links to all the products that Greg talked about:

O’Brian fence posts
Taragate reel
Poly braid by Powerflex

You might be able to find these supplies locally, but if not, ordering from these links helps support the Great American Farm Tour project with a small percentage from each sale.

The Rhodes Family on The Great American Farm Tour




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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.


  1. Chip Hines says:

    The unused pastures in the east and south always amaze me. Out in Eastern Colorado and most of the west there are no unused pastures. Here a pasture coming open brings interest from several people and for top dollar. No sweetheart deals.

    • David Halpin says:

      Hey Chip,

      Thank you for the insight. How is the pasture out that way being managed? There’s a lot of it, but is it being utilized effectively?

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