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11th Annual South Poll Grass Cattle Field Day and Cattle Auction

By   /  June 21, 2019  /    /  No Comments

Join us on June 21-22, 2019 at Mountain Glen Farm to learn about the South Poll Grass Cattle breed,  get inspired by world renown Joel Salatin and his farming aficionado son Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farm, take a pasture walk with grazing guru Greg Judy, feast upon locally raised 100% grass-fed beef cooked to perfection […]

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2019 GrassWorks Grazing Conference

By   /  January 31, 2019  /    /  No Comments

3 days of educational sessions all related to grass, grazing and animals.

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AlAnn Ranch Alpacas Annual Shearing

By   /  April 28, 2018  /    /  No Comments

Come work with 30 pastured alpacas to relieve them of their fleece! Saturday only. Hands-on and spectator events. Retail opportunities also.

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Did You Know Your Herd Has Its Own Culture? Yep – And That’s Why They Eat What They Eat!

By   /  September 21, 2015  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  1 Comment

Your livestock can eat a lot more of what’s in your pasture than you might think. The only thing that holds them back is their “culture” or what they’ve learned from their mom and herd mates. Here’s the background and what you can do to make a difference.

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Training Livestock to Leave Streams and Use Uplands

By   /  July 20, 2015  /  Beef Cattle, Behavior, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Training Livestock to Leave Streams and Use Uplands

Cattle can damage streams and surrounding vegetation (riparian areas) by over-grazing riparian vegetation, breaking down banks, decreasing water quality, which can reduce fish populations and wildlife numbers. Suggested solutions to this problem have traditionally ranged from the cost prohibitive – constructing fences along waterways – to the extreme – removing livestock completely from rangelands. Using […]

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