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Graze  is a print magazine devoted to management-intensive rotational grazing and family-scale livestock farms. Every issue is packed with ideas from real grazing farmers and ranchers who make their livings from the land. If you like the sample articles on this site, order a subscription and/or back issues to see more.


 

For love of trees

A Wisconsin dairyman sees advantages to planting them in his pastures By Dylan Paris Platteville, Wisconsin — Don Austin just likes trees. Over the past 30 years the veteran dairy grazier has planted hundreds of them along property boundaries and interior fences, next to cattle lanes and in the midst of pastures. Oaks and elms, […]

Allen Williams

What are fatty acids, and why are they important?

by Allen Williams, Ph.D. Meat and milk consumers are becoming increasingly interested in fatty acids and are asking lots of questions about what they are and why they are important. With that in mind, I’ll offer a relatively straightforward explanation that might help your understanding of fatty acids and better enable you to answer such […]

Book review: The Art and Science of Grazing

By Joel McNair Seldom do I write reviews of books that have to do with grazing. Too many espouse particular points of view that apply only to a certain subset of grass-based farmers. Others are fluffy tomes that aim to affirm readers’ beliefs of what’s right and wrong. More than a few are written mainly […]

Stacking enterprises in the Deep South

Nature’s Gourmet Farm is bringing good food to southern Mississippi Petal, Mississippi — Ben and Beth Simmons have a lot going for them in terms of producing grassfed products and marketing to the public. Pasture can grow here virtually year-round, rainfall is plentiful on an annual basis, and forage tonnage can be impressive. Ben can […]

Beef cattle in cover crop pasture

Can we really regenerate our soils?

This grazing and cover crop system is producing some impressive numbers By Gabe Brown Phone calls, emails and even a few old-fashioned letters — all say the same thing. As I travel presenting at conferences and workshops, the statement comes up repeatedly. If only I had a dollar for the number of times I had […]

Small dairy adapting to changing markets

Tim Pauli’s traditional farming methods still working Belleville, Wisconsin—Change comes even to seemingly timeless farms. For instance, come February Tim Pauli’s milk will be on an organic truck. One of the more popular interview subjects in the history of Graze, Tim has made a very good living for the past three decades on the income […]

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