From our November 2015 archives, Forrest Pritchard shares what’s made his grass fed beef operation successful. I’ve been raising grass fed-and-finished beef for nearly twenty years, and I direct market 125 head of slaughter steers and heifers each year through local farmers’ markets. These animals are 100% pasture finished, averaging 1250 lbs live weight at […]
I was at a weed management conference recently when one of the participants asked when we were going to be able to change farmers’ minds about tillage. Here’s an article from the October 2013 issue of On Pasture on just that topic. We all complain about too many commercials. Commercials about soil quality, though…who knew? […]
Here’s what you can look for in your pasture to see if your grazing management needs adjustment.
I’ve been asked a handful of times, “Is my multi wire set up too much stress for my fence charger?” Some manufactures rate their chargers in total linear length of wire, and some rate in single/multi wire, so it can be hard to figure out. So let’s look at an example: Let’s say you bought a […]
If you ever thought, “Seeing the results of a change takes so long, I’m not sure it’s worth it,” take hope from this illustration from Jim of what can happen in just a couple years. Here is an illustration of managed grazing beginning to heal an overgrazed landscape in the Nebraska Sand Hills. On the […]