October 20, 2020

Cow Depreciation: How to Calculate it, and What you Can Do About It

Following on from Gaining Economic Leverage from Planned Grazing, we’ve put together another beautiful partnership to help you gain better control of your grazing management. Join us for the next RMC X MaiaGrazing online class, featuring RMC‘s CEO Dallas Mount. SAVE YOUR SEAT Speaker: Dallas Mount, RMC Host: Col Feilen, MaiaGrazing When: Tue 20th OCT […]

June 15, 2020

Adding Sheep to a Cattle Operation – Part 2

For the past few weeks we’ve been sharing articles from folks at the American Solar Grazing Association about the business of using sheep to manage vegetation in solar arrays. It might have some of you cattlemen/women thinking about raising sheep. With that in mind, here’s the voice of experience from someone just like you – […]

June 8, 2020

Trials and Tribulations of a First-Time Shepherd/Full Time Cattleman – Part 1

For the past few weeks we’ve been sharing articles from folks at the American Solar Grazing Association about the business of using sheep to manage vegetation in solar arrays. It might have some of you cattlemen/women thinking about raising sheep. With that in mind, here’s the voice of experience from someone just like you – […]

June 1, 2020

Solar Sheep, LLC Shares Lessons Learned About Solar Grazing

Beginning with Part 3 in this series, we want to show you how different graziers approach the business of solar grazing so you can consider ways that it might work for you too. These businesses are also members of the American Solar Grazing Association (ASGA) and we’ll share how they’ve benefited from participating in the […]

May 31, 2020

Columbus Ranching for Profit School

Expert instructors with practical experience will help you find real world solutions to the challenges facing you and your ranch. You will learn proven tools and techniques that will increase your profit, improve the health and productivity of your land and increase your personal effectiveness.

May 25, 2020

There Are Many Ways to Solar Graze

Our last article offered a definition of solar grazing and a basic outline of what’s involved. Now we’ll cover a little more detail about different ways to get into solar grazing, including as an independent contractor, leasing out your flock to a solar site manager, or as an employee of a solar company. I’ll also […]

May 18, 2020

Greg Judy’s Fencing Advice

It’s that time of year when fencing is top of mind. So here’s a May 2019 article to give you a few pointers. I’ve also added Greg’s responses to some questions readers had. Enjoy! In this 3:30 video, we visit the fence I built in 1999 that is still functioning as sheep pasture. It uses […]

May 18, 2020

Solar Grazing: A New Income Stream for Livestock Producers

Utility-scale solar arrays may cover 3 million acres across the US by 2030, according to the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). This is causing tension with farmers and farmland advocates, as the panels are often sited on good ag land, displacing current production. One solution is to restrict solar developments from being installed on farmland. […]

February 10, 2020

Tri-State SARE workshop

Join us for this free workshop on Pasture Renovation and Weed Management. Featuring speakers from the University of Vermont and Kings AgriSeeds. Location: Farm Credit East, Enfield CT. (240 S Rd)

October 18, 2019

4th Annual Missouri Sheep & Goat Conference

Producers, would-be producers, and others meet once each year to attend the annual Missouri Sheep & Goat Conference.  This two-day event provides educational opportunities for those involved in the sheep and goat industry.  Topics vary from year to year but have included grazing management, soil health, rations, guardian animals, parasite management, genetics, value-added marketing, budgeting, […]

June 17, 2019

Sheep Cross Hanging Bridges

Farmers and ranchers everywhere face challenges when it comes to moving their stock, especially when it comes to crossing water. Shepherds have solved water crossing problems by building hanging bridges. Here’s what that looks like for shepherds in Nepal. These Himalayan sheep are crossing a hanging bridge in Ghumliband, Rukum Nepal. A total of 687 […]

October 12, 2018

3rd Annual Missouri Sheep & Goat Conference

Come and join us October 12-13 for the 3rd Annual Missouri Sheep & Goat Conference in Columbia, MO! The conference was created to provide educational and networking opportunities to those involved/interested in the sheep and goat industry.  Whether you are thinking about starting a sheep or goat operation, or have been involved in the industry […]

October 27, 2017

MIssouri Sheep & Goat Conference

Columbia, MO The fun starts Friday the 27th with FAMACHA© training & parasite management in the morning & Farm Tours in the afternoon. Cost to attend the FAMACHA© training is $20/person (register by Oct. 1). Farm Tours are FREE for all to attend! Day 2 will be filled with presentations covering Forages, Multi-Species Grazing Management, […]

September 13, 2017

Bedstraw and Weeds in the Pasture – Pasture Walk

Join Grazing Specialist Kimberly Hagen and partners from the VSGA for a pasture walk to learn about how you and your sheep can manage invasive species. There will be a focus on bedstraw and other weeds in the pastures. Are they nutritious? Will my sheep die if they eat these weeds? (No!) How do I […]

June 26, 2017

Guardian Dog Success in West Texas on Large Landscapes

Can guardian dogs make a difference against coyotes and other predators, even when both the livestock owner and the dogs are inexperienced? Steve Bryns, Texas A&M AgriLife News editor shares what researchers found, along with resources you can use to get started with dogs.

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