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March 2017
Don Boland’s dairy outwintering system is ugly, but it works
Off-grid ouwintering works for a Wisconsin cow-calf operator
The Advisors describe their spring grazing strategies
What we’ve learned lately about grazing
A2 breeding as an insurance policy
Selecting sheep for parasite resistance
Grasses and legumes for wet soils
More on rebuilding soils with the right management
Explaining how to wean without stress
Grassfed organic forum: How to avoid skinny cows
A grazed woodlot nets more than corn
Cooking the hog and the frog






February 2017
At this Missouri dairy, grass utilization is king
Dr. Allen Williams says soil can be built faster than commonly believed
The new Graze advisors: introductions and challenges
The difficulties of labeling grassfed
Dealing with pasture-specific flies
Why the Van Amburghs like their holistic grazing plan
Enterprise analysis helps this grazier deal with chaos
Weaning success depends on a lot more than the act itself






January 2017
Making a great dairy grazing living using old-fashioned methods
The numbers say that soil regeneration can happen
Georgia dairy grazing pioneers are going organic
Advisors discuss their biggest challenges
Challenging post-graze residual gospel
Find the flies before they find you
Pigs stack well in this grass-finished beef operation
Grassfed Organic Forum: feeding dairy calves to weaning
Our nation’s soils are in terrible shape





December 2016
How a northern grazier fully finishes cattle on forages
Fixing a problem of uneven manure distribution
Advisors: best and worst spending
Big ag’s war against consumers
Fall corn can extend the grazing season
Rethinking supplemental feeding recommendations for pastured cows
History tells us how to rebuild soils
Why do farmers keep flooding out their neighbors?





November 2016
Minnesota dairy graziers build milking parlor with financial help from their community.
Getting paid to graze: how two meat goat operations built businesses based on clearing land.
Advisors’ soil health views.
We graziers must record what we’re doing.
A future of printed DNA and brewed milk?
Seven keys to a successful on-farm store.
The insanity of putting production ahead of people.
A different way to a better farm policy.





October 2016
Wisconsin grazier utilizes an apprenticeship program to transition his farm to younger generation
Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship expanding to new states
Advisors offer advice for starting in grass-based farming
Adding grazing to a confinement operation allows expansion without facilities expense
Analyzing the costs and benefits of fodder sprouting
How to make milk on stored forages without feeding grain
Organic no-grain forum: my winter feeding program
Expanding a direct-marketing business beyond the BMW crowd
Studies show pasture diversity really does pay dividends
Science, money, politics and drunk plants





August-September 2016
Maryland dairy graziers overcome barriers to launch a thriving ice cream business
Dr. Allen Williams: All U.S. beef could be produced on grass
Advisors talk about keeping track of their pasture availability
Why corn isn’t a sacred crop
If you’re selling directly to consumers, think convenience
Janet McNally: do those newborn lambs need to be tagged?
Ohio grassfed beef producers add up their costs and come to some conclusions
Learning how to sort cattle out on pasture
On-farm forage trials can be worth the effort
The great need for a perennial agriculture





June-July 2016
New grassfed dairy standards proposed
A dairyman finds his cows can cope just fine without grain
Advisors explain why they feed grain
Science is showing the benefits of soil health practices
How to make a “Bud Box” work efficiently
How a grass-finishing farm prices its beef
Organic forum: grazing strategies for the no-grain dairy herd





May 2016
Keys to a successful grazing-based custom-heifer business
Planning for drought
Annual crops for summer grazing and winter feed
How to ensure that grazing rotations control sheep parasites
Making money in a direct-market, grassfed beef business
The Bud Box, a crowd pen that really works for livestock
What’s required for a durable farm





April 2016
Tallying the nutritional benefits of grassfed meats
Michigan dairy brothers grow big operation despite lack of experience
How advisors are dealing with lower prices
The economics of raising dairy calves on cows
The price limits of value-added production
How to avoid dairy inbreeding
Solving existing cow-calf behavior problems
Launching the new Organic Grassfed dairy forum
Why I’m going to once-a-day milking
Drawing the line using peasant wisdom

 





March 2016
Young New York dairy farmers take up 100% grassfed challenge.
Feast or famine: the case for a small dairy farm.
The next generation’s biggest concern: animal welfare.
Stockmanship: moving cow-calf pairs on pasture.
Stay close to nature in raising calves for 100% grassfed dairy.
How to manage to make grazing’s resources work for you.
Why one grazier bought two farms in one week.





February 2016
Tips on how to pursue 100% grassfed dairy.
Cousins pool resources to launch organic dairy.
Advisors describe their planning processes.
Jon Bansen on balancing soil improvement with the bulk tank reading.
The free lunch: you can have it all if you do the grazing right.
Blue-sky pens produce healthy dairy calves in a cold climate.
Good grazing requires good stock handling technique.
Organic forum: Our successes and mistakes.
Janet McNally: Why I’ve started feeding a little grain.
Throwing elbows at pompous fools.





January 2016
Growing New York no-grain dairy keeps cows comfortable.
How much have grazing forages improved?
Building better heifers.
Measuring progress on the family dairy farm.
“Candle” improves gateless paddock entry.
Use the “principle of disruption” to improve your pastures.
A northern twist to adding property value with sheep.
Putting some numbers to cover crop benefits.
Stockmanship: livestock won’t move without a good leader.
What our grazing group does for us.





December 2015
These New York dairy graziers are moving away from conventional dairy markets.
Advisors talk about how they figure optimum production.
After 15 years of outwintering, a Minnesota dairyman explains his reasons for building a barn.
Shaving pennies to survive in the commodity market is no longer viable for most.
How “managing the whole” works for one New York dairy couple.
For a Missouri producer, pastured poultry as a stand-alone business isn’t working like it used to.
Organic forum: What’s been your toughest organic challenge?
The animal and human sides of processing.





November 2015
Making fescue work in a no-grain dairy.
Labor-saving ideas.
Building business models for a grassfed future.
How one dairy is revolutionizing the consumer connection.
Dr. Allen Williams: grazing for grassfed dairy (and beef) success.
Saving pastured poultry labor at the beginning and the end.
Making grazing work with robotic milking.
Our brains are key to fixing simple livestock handling problems.
The science behind grassfed dairy strategies.





October 2015
Can robots and grazing mix?
Grasslands dairy promoting career path for farmers.
Advisors describe their mineral feeding programs.
The similarities and differences of grassfed beef and dairy cattle.
Stockmanship: How to start getting the stock to do what you want.
Labor saving devices for pastured poultry.
Organic forum: What’s your milk cow ration?
The biggest pitfalls to producing grassfed lamb.
Hog judging as a symbol of our times.





June-July 2015
Companies report soaring no-grain dairy sales.
Dr. Allen Williams: Farming practices must change if food quality is to improve.
Advisors: What to do when seedheads are waving.
How “short” should you graze? Putting some yield and value numbers to post-graze residuals.
Shedding light on grassfed dairy labeling.
A2-labeled dairy products on the market.
Why your neighbor’s pastures might be looking better than yours.
Organic forum: Dealing with the summer pasture slump.
How our work affects our health.





April 2015

A Tennessee grass dairy quickly gains financial success after switch from beef.
Advisors talk about what makes a good cattle lane.
Early trial results show big soil health gains with high-density grazing.
Judging GMOs by their side effects.
Why one grass farmer keeps experimenting despite some failures.
Paul and Phyllis Van Amburgh on the seven pillars of 100% grassfed dairy.
Janet McNally: tips for your first try at pasture lambing.
Pasture pugging can produce some good results.
Organic forum: alternative dairy cattle treatments.
Jim Van Der Pol: the great toll of our modern ignorance.





March 2015

Rivingtons forge a grassfed butter business in New York.
Dr. Allen Williams on putting linebreeding to work in your herd.
Advisors describe their experiences with annual grazing and harvest crops.
Want better fluid milk sales? Make better milk.
Eric Grim is trying advanced soil testing; Ben Bartlett urges caution.
Finding the energy in forages for 100% grassfed dairy production.
Gabe Brown on designing the grazing system for maximum soil and forage benefits.
Land salmon? Janet McNally says grassfed lamb’s omega-3 levels are close to fishy levels.
Jim Van Der Pol on doing our part to help working people.





February 2015

Incubator farm serves as a grass dairy start-up.
How Gabe Brown allows nature to do his cow selection.
Advisors on handling pasture weeds.
Optimism in the organic dairy storm.
Is meadow fescue another silver bullet grass?
Linebreeding, part one: Dr. Allen Williams discusses the science and art.
Helping to build a Northeast grassfed beef industry.
Ben Bartlett on his experiments in developing the “complete” grazing system.





January 2015

Big companies enter the grassfed beef business.
The fame and struggles of Gunthorp Farms.
Feeding the world from the middle path.
Gabe Brown on adding enterprises to attract a next generation to the farm.
How one dairyman learned to address depression.
Getting the energy into no-grain dairy cows.
Grassfed dairy has bright future, but production challenges await.





December 2014

A young dairy grazier figures flexible, low-cost strategy fits his stage of life.
Advisors on feeding their stock when it’s cold outside.
Jon Bansen: grazing and experimentation go together.
Flatulent cows in a carbon-counting world.
An eastern range flock demands hardy sheep.
Allen Williams on avoiding off-flavors in grass-finished beef.
Organic forum: What’s your view of fodder sprouting?
Ben Bartlett tells what he learned from a 5,000-head ranch.





November 2014

Developing a grassfed marketing model that others can use.
Advisors’ strategies for avoiding mud and compaction.
What farmers are saying about zero-grain dairy management.
Counting the costs of grassfed beef production.
How one producer avoids grass-finishing beef fads.
Gabe Brown on cover crops and other strategies for making winter easier.





October 2014
Even without pay premiums, Wisconsin dairy graziers doing well with no-grain rations.
Justifying milk cow rations.
How PTAs are affected in grazing operations.
Welcome to the new age of fat.
Eric Grim digs deeper to fight compaction.
Bale grazing builds soil at warp speed.
Gabe Brown on taking advantage of opportunities to seed soil-building cover crops.
The numbers say that smaller beef cows are better.
Organic forum: dealing with internal parasites.
Greg Judy’s bare-bones approach to grassfed dairy.


 




June-July 2014

Trees and pasture can grow together: Forks Farm manages woodlots for optimal grass and tree production.
Advisors talk soil fertility strategies.
Why a “100% Grassfed” dairy label makes sense.
An honest appraisal of our move to direct marketing.
Ideas for increasing forage brix levels.
Organic forum: Our experiences with feeding molasses.
When disease strikes a customer-based farm.
Holistic Management: Complex thinking leads to simple farming.


 




October 2013

Galbraiths change with the times.
The Advisors prepare for winter.
How to make the most of high-priced land.
McNally’s Year 4 report on using grazing to improve fallowed land.
Organic forum: to vaccinate, or not to vaccinate?
Forecasters see big role for grassfed in a burger future.
How much organic grain should organic dairy cows get? Trial results may surprise.





 

December 2012

North Carolina Jersey grazing dairy tops 20,000 lbs. milk.
Making a case for annual grazing crops.
Advisors on boosting pasture production.
Finding the right land for beef grazing.
Missouri sheep graziers adding value to their flock.
Organic forum: Producing quality winter forages.


December 2009
Why “tall grazing” doesn’t always work.
Oats/turnips grazing management tips.
Where the raw milk movement is headed.
Managing several herds, including one milked once daily.
Advisors move their manure.
Organic forum: wintering stock.


August-September 2009
Following the grass-fed beef “experts” can be costly.
Grazing leaders say grain a profit drain.
Raising young Holsteins without grain.
Advisors justify their supplementation strategies.
Late-planted oats as a fall grazing option.
Get paid to graze!
Citizenship and the everyday riddles of farming.


June-July 2009
Small-scale irrigation offers alternative.
Inflation-proofing on grass farms.
Planning for the next generation.
Advisors on extending the grazing season.
Organic forum: Filling pasture growth gaps.
Dr. Hue Karreman on controlling flies organically.
Adding some nesting to our boomer mentalities.


May 2009
Leading graziers offer their best ideas for dealing with tough times.
To turn your business around, take control and reach out.
Graze advisors on managing heat stress.
Long-term grazing goals vs. short-term cash flow.
Planning for late-summer pasture growth declines.
Managing sheep grazing in the wild and wooly spring.
Matching pasture plants to soil types.


April 2009
Bringing back that old-time, grass-fed milk flavor.
How a trip to New Zealand changed a U.S. grass farm for the better.
Spring grazing strategies.
Premium grass-fed Holstein beef (part 2).
What we’ve learned about organic pasture management.
Winter sheep management in a mild, wet climate.


February 2009
The economics of once-a-day milking.
No-grain dairy: addressing soil fertility issues.
Are you making money? Tips for figuring it out.
Be wary of horned cows.
Organic forum: dealing with hoof ailments, pinkeye, external parasites.
Dr. Karreman: keys to a successful freshening season.
Building a new economy from the bottom up.


January 2009
Making concrete do triple duty.
How to improve crossbreeding results.
Advisors on how to spend money wisely.
Dr. Hubert Karreman: dry cow management.
Tips for grass-fed beef quality.
How to adapt that new bull or ram to your farm.
How the Europeans view food.

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