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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.


 

What to tell environmentalists about cows

Latest research shows that good grazing is good for the planet By Allen Williams and Russ Conser Somewhere along the road, cattle got a bad rap. Just when the fear that eating animal fats will kill you appears to be fading, concern is growing that cattle are intrinsically bad for the planet. So, it’s refreshing […]

Doing what it takes to build soil health

Breitkreutzes up their game with covers and grazing Redwood Falls, Minnesota — Most cash grain growers in the Upper Midwest run big equipment across thousands of acres of GMO corn and soybeans and maybe — just maybe — feed out some of those crops to feedlot cattle or confinement hogs. Often it doesn’t get much […]

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, […]

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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 […]

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