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Paddock Design and Stockmanship – Thinking It Through

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Editor’s Note: John Marble runs a seasonal grazing operation. That means he doesn’t over
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John Marble grew up on a terribly conventional ranch with a large family where each kid had their own tractor. Surviving that, he now owns a small grazing and marketing operation that focuses on producing value through managed grazing. He oversees a diverse ranching operation, renting and owning cattle and grasslands while managing timber, wildlife habitat and human relationships. His multi-species approach includes meat goats, pointing dogs and barn cats. He has a life-long interest in ecology, trying to understand how plants, animals, soils and humans fit together. John spends his late-night hours working on fiction, writing about worlds much less strange than this one.


  1. Nathaniel says:

    How do you go about teaching them that you lead without using a bunch of feed? I have cows that will easily come but many who will not follow and are very standoffish (I am culling them this year)

  2. Curt Gesch says:

    A resounding “yes” to leading cattle. With only a few cows and small paddocks I also walk the perimeter with them which seems to put them at ease.

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