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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.


 

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 […]

Pigs stack well with our grassfed beef

By Aaron and Melissa Miller We’ve been raising pigs on pasture for the past 12 years. Our beef customers were asking about pork, and we decided it was a good candidate to round out our meat selection at the various markets we serve. Pigs have become a profit center for us because we’re able to […]

A problem of distribution

Soil and yield testing showed shocking shortfalls in the back halves of paddocks By Daniel Olson So, I was sitting in my sister’s living room, admiring the newly purchased aerial photograph of their property. Their place is next to ours, so the main farm is also in the picture. You could clearly see the chicken […]

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