March 4, 2019

Mud Season Is Coming – How to Set Up Spring Grazing For Success All Year Long

From March of 2017, Greg Judy’s tips for transitioning through mud season to good grazing. In just a few weeks it will officially be Spring. It’s the time when we start seeing a tinge of green grass poking its baby head up. Middle of March is also the normal time to have tons of mud […]

February 18, 2019

Shiitake Mushrooms Add Value to Silvopasture

Note from Kathy: In April of 2018 I visited Greg and Jan Judy at Green Pastures farm. When I arrived, Greg was in the middle of inoculating logs with Shiitake mushroom mycelium, and he explained the process and the adjustments they’d made to their operation as it has grown. Check out Greg’s video here, as […]

January 14, 2019

Soil Fertility and Good Feed – That’s Why Greg Judy Unrolls Hay

Back in 1999 when we first started leasing idle land for grazing that needed serious fertility, I designed my first bale unroller. We had all these old farms that had been stripped of their fertility by folks continuously haying them every year without putting back any nutrients. We did not have any money to fertilize […]

November 12, 2018

Getting the Most Out of Internships – Tips for Interns and Mentors

With the average age of the American farmer holding around 59 years old in 2018, we need to look at who is going to farm in the future. There are young folks yearning to get on the land today, but the deck is stacked against them. The cost of buying land, equipment, livestock, etc. is […]

October 15, 2018

Greg Judy’s Stockpiling and Grazing Advice for Kentucky 31 Fescue

Here’s a 3:14 video from Greg Judy talking about Kentucky 31 fescue and red clover. He starts off saying, “It’s probably the best forage in Missouri, if you learn how to manage it, especially for winter grazing.” Some folks say that you can’t grow red clover with Kentucky 31 and that Kentucky 31 crowds it […]

October 1, 2018

Greg Judy’s Success Making it Through This Summer’s Drought

Hello From Green Pastures Farm! Things haven’t been so green this summer thanks to very little rainfall this past winter, spring and summer. But what you’ll see in this video is a lot of green grass. Why? As I describe in this video, we manage our pastures to get plenty of rest, and to leave […]

September 3, 2018

Small Cows Are Profitable – Big Cows Will Bankrupt You

Spend two minutes with Greg Judy and this video he made to talk about why small cows are better for your operation than big cows.

August 6, 2018

Greg Judy Talks Drought and Silvopasture

Greg Judy takes us on a 4:16 tour of one of his pastures on a typical hot summer day in central Missouri with a heat index of 105. It’s the second year in a row with a summer drought. While others are selling off their whole herd, Greg and Jan Judy are managing to keep […]

July 23, 2018

Right-Size Grassfed Cows

What makes a successful grassfed operation? Well, one important ingredient is the right kind of cow, and that’s what I’m talking about in this 3:20 minute video. I took it at the end of April just as the green grass was coming on to show you the kind of cows I’m raising so that I […]

February 26, 2018

Winter Stockpiled Fescue Trumps Hay Every Time – Part 4 – Why I’m Keeping My KY 31

Should we get rid of KY 31 endophyte-infected tall fescue? Greg Judy has said “No” throughout this 4 part series. Here’s his final argument, including all the reasons he has decided to keep his fescue. (Read the rest of the series here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.) I covered all the negatives of […]

February 19, 2018

Winter Stockpiled Fescue Trumps Hay Every Time – Part 3 – Fescue Tolerant Animals and Grazing

This is Part 3 in Greg’s four part series about the trouble with Kentucky 31 Tall Fescue, and how he’s learned to love it. (Read Part 1 here, and Part 2 here.) Here he describes the management techniques that have made him question moves to try to eradicate it from his pastures. My Pasture Renovation […]

February 12, 2018

Winter Stockpiled Fescue Trumps Hay Every Time – Part 2

Should you get rid of your endophyte-infected tall fescue? Greg shares why we don’t like it, and why getting rid of it may be hard on us too.

February 5, 2018

Winter Stockpiled Fescue Trumps Hay Every Time – Part 1

Some folks say we should do all we can to get rid of Kentucky 31 fescue in our pastures. But Greg Judy has other ideas. In this four part series he covers his experiences, good and bad, with this grass, and why he’s keeping his. He starts with the basic benefits of winter stockpile.

January 29, 2018

Unrolling Hay for Feed and Pasture Fertility

Here’s Greg Judy, up at the crack of dawn to show us how he unrolls hay for feed and for pasture fertility. He’s strip grazing to feed 300 cattle, and unrolling a 1500 bale to supplement them. He uses his ATV and a homemade bale unroller. It’s a lightweight solution that prevents driving ruts into […]

May 15, 2017

Your Role In A Better Tenant Landlord Relationship

We have had very good results with keeping long land leases by focusing on keeping good landlord relationships. This article is going to review our practices that have been very successful in keeping our leased land. I will also review some of the mistakes that we have made in the past that resulted in us […]

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