April 3, 2017

Autumn Olive – Friend or Foe?

Here’s how Greg Judy manages Autumn Olive in his pastures to take advantage of it for nitrogen fixation and soil building as well as forage. Check the map in the article to see if it’s in your area, and if not, consider these techniques for managing other brushy species.

March 27, 2017

Spring Management After Mud Season

Last week Greg Judy talked about getting through mud season. This week he describes his management for the rest of the spring that sets him up for year-round grazing.

March 20, 2017

Set Up For Year Long Grazing in the Spring – In Spite of Mud Season

Greg Judy has great tips for getting through mud season so that your cattle are well-fed and your pastures are healthy and ready for the summer.

March 20, 2017

My First Wonderful Lease Part 2

In his book “No Risk Ranching” Greg Judy describes how he went from liquidating his cow herd and almost losing the family farm, to paying off the farm and home loan in three years by custom grazing on leased land. Since then, Greg has been traveling the country telling folks how to grow a successful […]

March 13, 2017

My First Wonderful Lease – Part 1

In his book “No Risk Ranching” Greg Judy describes how he went from liquidating his cow herd and almost losing the family farm, to paying off the farm and home loan in three years by custom grazing on leased land. If you know Greg’s name, it’s because he has become an evangelist for growing a […]

February 13, 2017

Tips For Staying Profitable In A Depressed Livestock Market

There has been quite a price change in the livestock world in the last two years. There has never been a time in recent history that cattle prices crashed as quickly as they did in the fall of 2015. Historically high prices were being paid for anything that looked like a cow. The new normal […]

May 12, 2014

A Spring Visit With Greg Judy at Green Pastures Farm

Greg Judy’s cattle are out and grazing in Missouri.  So here’s a quick trip down there to see what he’s up to and hear a couple spring grazing pointers. And here’s the link for you tablet folks.

November 18, 2013

A Fall Visit to Greg and Jan Judy’s Green Pastures Farm

After a 6 month drought, you’d think that Greg might be a little down about his winter grazing prospects, and you’d be wrong.  He’s found that managing his animals as one big herd is especially beneficial during drought.  In addition, by taking just the tops of the plants, and leaving plenty of “solar collectors” behind, […]

August 19, 2013

A Summer Visit to Greg and Jan Judy’s Green Pastures Farm

Greg Judy is known for innovative farming and for sharing how he used leased land and mob grazing to go from barely making it to being able to retire early from his in-town job and be a successful, full-time farmer. He sent us these videos of what’s happening in one of his Eastern Gramma grass pastures, why he and Jan choose South Poll Cattle, and then gives us a quick look at his pastured pigs.

April 9, 2013

Maximizing Spring Green Up Without Destroying Summer Pastures

One of the toughest grazing management periods for livestock producers is spring green-up. It offers all kinds of challenging variables. It is hard to imagine a more optimistic feeling when everything is turning green after a long dreary winter of brown. The buds of the trees are starting to form, flocks of robins grace our […]

July Full Drought

April 1, 2013

Grazing Through A Drought: The first two years

Greg Judy is well known for his ability to graze profitably while managing to improve the soil and his pastures. In this article he describes how he has continued to graze through two years of drought while others in his area are looking at dried out, desert-like pastures.

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