October 26, 2015

Observing Animal Health

One of the nice things about Management Intensive Grazing is that it gives you lots of opportunities to look at your animals and make sure they’re healthy. Here Dave Scott, a livestock specialist at the National Center for Appropriate Technology shows you what to look for in your animals to make sure they’re healthy.  It’s […]

October 19, 2015

Monitoring What’s Left Behind In Your Pastures

In this 5 minute NCAT video, Dave Scott shows you how to look at your pastures to make sure you’re leaving behind as much as you’d hoped. He also gives you a good look at overgrazing and the downsides of that.

September 21, 2015

A Whole Bunch of Holy Cow Moments

Whether or not you’re a dairy producer, Tom Trantham can tell you a lot about learning from animals and managing pasture. Here he describes how he went from being one of the top 10 dairy producers in South Carolina, to the edge of bankruptcy and back again thanks to learning from his cows.

September 7, 2015

Howard’s Farm

Ivan Cash grew up next door to Quimby Farm. Howard, Phoebe and the animals at the farm were his first babysitters, and he loved the place.  Now, as an adult, Ivan returns to the farm and interviews Howard. At 86, Howard is still farming, but it’s clear he’s slowed down. They talk about the past and the […]

July 20, 2015

Overcoming Poor Soil Health on the Road to Multi-Species Grazing

In this video from the Capital Resource Conservation District’s “Soil Health Project,” Russ Wilson talks about the challenges he faced when he bought a former crop farm that he wanted to use for multi-species grazing. With poor soil, he could barely grow feed for his livestock. But several years and lots of lime in, he’s […]

June 16, 2014

Five Minutes to a Better Understanding of Soil

We all know soil is important, but understanding it can take a lifetime. Here’s five minutes of video that will get you a good ways down the road.

November 11, 2013

Creating Your Grazing Chart – Mapping Your Pastures

Financial advisor and television host, Suze Orman said it’s impossible to map out a route to your destination if you don’t know where you’re starting from. Kinda makes sense for implementing a grazing management plan and chart too.

March 19, 2013

Palatability Redefined

One of the most important things for a grazier to know is how animals choose what to eat. Discoveries over the last three decades mean that it might be easier to feed your livestock than you thought!

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