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Trampling Our Way to Success – Thoughts From a Workshop With Ian Mitchell-Innes

By   /  July 20, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Trampling Our Way to Success – Thoughts From a Workshop With Ian Mitchell-Innes

This week’s Classic by NatGLC comes to us from July of 2013. It’s a message well worth another look. “Graziers need to get beyond the paralyzing paradigm of wasting grass if we want to be truly sustainable.” Those are the words of Ian Mitchell-Innes, a South African farmer, philosopher, punster, and no-nonsense, world renowned educator […]

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Can You Trample Your Way to Success?

By   /  July 23, 2018  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Can You Trample Your Way to Success?

This week’s Classic by NatGLC comes to us from July of 2013. It’s a message well worth taking another look at. “Graziers need to get beyond the paralyzing paradigm of wasting grass if we want to be truly sustainable.” Those are the words of Ian Mitchell-Innes, a South African farmer, philosopher, punster, and no-nonsense, world […]

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Right Sizing Your Operation

By   /  May 4, 2015  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  Comments Off on Right Sizing Your Operation

Farming or ranching is not a one size fits all job. Here are some thoughts about making sure you are right sizing your managmeent to fit your resources.

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Pastoral Icon or Wooly Menace? Are Sheep Destroying the Planet?

By   /  June 9, 2014  /  Consider This, Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Pastoral Icon or Wooly Menace? Are Sheep Destroying the Planet?

In a recent Opinion piece in the New YorkTimes (Pastoral Icon or Wooly Menace), author Richard Conniff describes British environmentalist George Monbiot’s problem with sheep.  According to Monbiot, because of overgrazing by sheep, the deforested uplands, including a national park, looked “like the aftermath of a nuclear winter.”  Monbiot’s self-described “unhealthy obsession with sheep” has […]

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It’s OK to Trample!

By   /  July 22, 2013  /  Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

“Graziers need to get beyond the paralyzing paradigm of wasting grass if we want to be truly sustainable.” Those are the words of Ian Mitchell-Innes, a South African farmer, philosopher, punster, and no-nonsense, world renowned educator of grazing farmers, and wanna-be graziers all over the planet. On this particular day he was speaking at a […]

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