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Year-round, Corn Belt grazing

Cliff Schuette employs annuals and fescue in 12-month beef grazing program   Breese, Illinois — “If you’re paying for the ground year-round, you might as well try to graze it year-round.” While Cliff Schuette’s rationale may be sound, this grass-farming grail is simply not attainable for northern graziers. Then again, Cliff and a few others […]

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One farm’s experience with the Salatin model

A look at Forks Farm’s 11 years of ‘grass-fed’ direct sales By Ruth Tonachel, Orangeville, Pennsylvania — It is a “Market Day” Saturday at Forks Farm, and there is clearly more than business transactions taking place. Todd Hopkins and her daughters Emily, Molly and Anna, greet customers by name and with hugs as they bag […]

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Oddball cowboy practices

Bending the conventional rules to produce quality grass-fed beef By Tom Wrchota, Omro, Wisconsin — When Susan and I set out 11 years ago to establish a sustainable farm enterprise, we developed some simple goals relating to work enjoyment and profitability. We did not realize how many of the customary farm teachings and practices would […]

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