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Some Dos and Don’ts of Setting Up a Grazing Operation

By   /  December 9, 2019  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Money Matters, Planning  /  1 Comment

I want to discuss the steps that we focus on when designing a new grazing operation on a new farm, starting with this saying: “If you have a lot of money, act like you don’t.” (If you don’t have a bunch of money ignore this.) The point is, being successful in a previous career is […]

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1-Strand Sheep Fencing – How We Made It Work For Our Operation

By   /  August 26, 2019  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  13 Comments

When we bought our first flock of sheep 16 years ago we had 12 leased farms and were being overrun with sprouts and weeds. The cattle would eat some of these undesirable plants but we needed more pressure put on them. So sheep piqued our interest. My biggest concern with bringing sheep onto our farms […]

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We’re Stockpiling Now for Winter Grazing at Green Pastures Farm

By   /  August 5, 2019  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  Comments Off on We’re Stockpiling Now for Winter Grazing at Green Pastures Farm

We have 70 days left until our average killing frost date. That means we’re starting to stockpile now to extend our grazing season, allowing pastures to grow so we won’t have to feed hay this winter. For most folks winter feeding is their largest expense and can be the difference between making a profit or […]

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Greg Judy IDs Grasses and Legumes in His Pastures

By   /  June 3, 2019  /  Forage, NRCS, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

Folks like to know what I grow in my pastures – and it’s what’s in a lot of your pastures too. So here’s a video that shows what I’ve got and why I like it. (Again, there’s a bit of wind in the video, so I apologize.) Kathy added some pictures of these grasses to […]

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Greg Judy Talks Electric Fencing and Gates for Sheep and Cattle

By   /  May 27, 2019  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

While Greg designed these fences to keep goats, sheep and guardian dogs in, they work for his cattle too. See what he’s using and consider how you’d adapt it to your operation.

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