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Pennsylvania dairy finds grazing better than plowing
Advisors assess a difficult 2019
Telling the real story about fake meats
Putting grazing at the forefront of value-added
Finishing lambs when the rain won’t stop
2018 financial reports from organic dairies
Raw butter ban challenged
Mob grazing as a tool
How I got my cattle out of the mud
Two New York dairy families see “micro” as the way to go
Advisors: To vaccinate, or not?
The problem with grazing-based research
Grazing as a low-cost alternative
Lambing in the cold rain
Sorting stock all by yourself
The crises of farm people and their land
An Iowa dairy grazier’s soil health strategies
Advisors discuss soil fertility, part 2
Are micro-dairies the answer?
Reasons for family farm optimism
Mob vs. rotational grazing in the Northeast
Regenerating soils with cattle and pigs
More unintended consequences from our farming practices
Grass follows the cows
Work as something more than money
Catching up with some of the farmers we’ve featured
Advisors describe their soil fertility strategies
What was with those ultra-low milk urea nitrogen readings?
Unintentional consequences from our conventional farming
Fake meat, big money
Organic fly control ideas
Learning to manage through the mud
A victory for raw butter
What we’ve learned about robotic milking in a grazing situation
The fallacy of “feeding the world”
Adding legumes to pastures
How to use pigs for improving soils
“100% grassfed” dairy producers describe their challenges
Not all grassfed beef is created equal
Farm programs for the people
How good grazing helps make award-winning cheeses
Addressing the farming side of a direct-market business
Getting water to pastures
How to build a regenerative movement
How to make internet marketing work for you
Soil and people health
A North Carolina enterprise rebuilds soils and community
Advisors talk about avoiding mud problems
Cow flatulence and the Green New Deal
With food, it’s the ‘how’ rather than the ‘why’
Janet McNally: upping your winter grazing game
Boosting butterfat when the seedheads show up
No-grain/organic forum: feeding forages throughout the year
Marveling at the benefits of community
A locker plant tells a sustainable meat story
Feeding forages to improve butterfat tests
Advisors on what works for improving solids tests
Price alone won’t solve agriculture’s problems
Lack of grazing skills hurting the grassfed dairy sector
Confronting mental health challenges in tough times
“Living barns” can offer effective low-cost shelter
How farmers can define grassfed dairy
Minnesota trial: outdoor pack wintering is cost effective
In these times, we need each other
A grass-based dairyman calculates the value of pasture
Maple Hill Creamery’s founder optimistic about the future of grassfed dairy
Advisors on how they’re dealing with tough times
Lessons learned in grazing sheep
How to restore land with pastured pigs
A new day in soil testing
What grassfed dairy needs to do to keep growing
Grassfed organic forum: describing the challenges of making milk
How a sorghum-sudangrass mix saved our summer
Agriculture must change to serve the people
Why a cheesemaker values well-managed grazing
Wet weather forces changes in grazing management
Advisors on how they get minerals into their dairy cows
There’s too much rugged individualism in agriculture Tackling cobalt deficiency in pastured sheep
Soil microbes will mine minerals if you give them a chance
Study showed special taste and functional qualities of grassfed milk
What to do if it won’t stop raining?
Building a grassfed genetic base
Raising replacement dairy heifers
Dealing with robots and such
New group promoting authentic grassfed
Organic dairy study shows who’s making money, and who isn’t
What to do when local marketing isn’t enough
Grassfed organic forum: dealing with wacky weather
The wonders of plant-microbe symbiosis
The dark side of our technological progress
From grain farmer to no-grain dairy
Scorecard shows plenty of variation in “organic”
Advisors: how much grain do you feed, and why?
Pursuing the potential of pasture butter
Wish you had some shade? Plant some trees
One flock’s fight against resistant parasites
Know your numbers before reducing grain fed to pastured pigs
Making dairy products that actually sell
“Big” is not the answer to our problems
Cutting the grain and boosting the fatty acid profile of pastured pork
Advisors manage their fall pastures
Is there a sulfur-butterfat relationship?
NOP is the problem, not Aurora Organic
Buying cows for a new beef cow-calf operation
Gabe Brown and Allen Williams tell of cover crop success stories
Grassfed organic forum: addressing lower milk prices
Managing vegetation in silvopastures
Seeking answers to flooding problems
Gabe Brown and Allen Williams: how to avoid cover crop failures
Janet McNally on making cover crops work for sheep
Advisors on how to manage summer grass
Time to start focusing on butter and burgers
Real Organic Project seeks higher grazing standards
New grassfed markets opening in the Northeast
Butterfat key to solving organic’s problems
Marketing milk as beef
Human management, not rote labor
Manning Hill Farm bottles and sells milk in a tough New England market
Advisors tell how they get their cows bred
Dos and don’ts for selling your own milk
Starting a grazing farm from scratch
Silvopasture: how to get grass growing in a newly harvested timber stand
Ugly things happen when we farm against nature.
Grassfed organic forum: controlling flies
The case against clipping pastures
What’s learned from a long-abandoned farm
Breitkreutzes do what it takes in building soil health
Advisors discuss their perfect cow
Facing modern dairy realities
Why cows aren’t bad for the environment
Getting a grip on grassfed dairy costs
Allen Williams explains adaptive grazing
Organic producers must tell their story if they are going to survive
A university professor says it’s time to take raw milk seriously
Thoughts on feeding skim milk to pigs
Amos Nolt seeks balance and 15,000-lb. herd average without grain
Average no-grain production costs are sky high
Advisors tell how they handle manure
How to stop penalizing springtime milk
Proving the benefits of sward diversity
Janet McNally’s picks for best pasture sheep breeds
How to thin a woodlot with pasture in mind
Organic forum: cow treatment strategies
Gabe Brown: standard soil tests aren’t telling the story
Jim Van Der Pol: Our agriculture needs a new language
Wisconsin Grass-fed Beef Co-op finds niche in competitive sector
Advisors describe their milking set up
Pasture math for healthy soils and wallets
Improving any kind of soil
McNally on sheep breeds for pasture (part one)
Two takes on markets and the future of grassfed dairy
Farmers need not be alone in their struggles
David Stratton paid off the farm without feeding grain
Advisors on raising calves through weaning
More alternatives to conventional organic markets
The economics of heifer grazing
We can add organic matter faster than the textbooks say
Salary as a way to attract a motivated employee
Grassfed organic forum: What do you want in a no-grain cow?
How to properly graze a woodlot
The pains and gains of relationship marketing
Schlatters keeping pace with changing no-grain dairy, meat and egg markets
How to provide a career path for motivated employees
Advisors talk about drying off and steaming up their cows
New livability PTAs have value for graziers
Are organic certification add-ons worth the trouble?
What it takes to learn about your soils
Big, happy Irish grazing cows
Why Jim VanDerPol focuses on community in his marketing efforts
Dairyman loves planting trees in pastures
Planting trees as part of a long-term, multi-species plan
The real story behind Fake Meat
What’s with those “happy lines” on your cows?
Retrofit milking parlors revisited
Grassfed organic forum: winter feed for no-grain dairies
Dealing with too much mud
Dairy venture is turning cropland into organic pastures
Advisors offer labor-saving tips
Getting serious about dealing with changes in alternative markets
Water follows carbon in the circle of life
Cobalt often overlooked cause of livestock health issues
New grazing forages that may be worth a look
“Ideal” matings can produce problems in your herd
Putting carbon where it belongs
Grassfed dairy pioneer Traders Point Creamery looking to the future
Dealing with dry weather
Let form follow function for the grassfed cow
Saving organic dairy from itself
Following the circle of life in land management
How to finish lambs on grazed forages
Searching for a better southern summer grass
Organic/grassfed forum addresses minerals for no-grain cows
Fear as a positive force
How mob grazing and cover crops are paying off for a southern beef ranch
Dr. Allen Williams on the status of grassfed beef
Advisors on starting permanent pasture
Solving sticky stockmanship problems
Tips for producing grassfed lamb
Start with the head when selecting grazing dairy cattle
Taking advantage of guilty customers
Living in a CAFO sacrifice zone
Piecing together a Louisiana grass dairy puzzle
Advisors deal with heat stress
Challenges and opportunities in dairy markets
Minerals and the no-grain dairy ration
How you can profit from consumer tendencies
What fatty acids are, and why they are important
Grassfed/organic forum: soil fertility strategies
Is the sun setting on commodity agriculture?
Stacking enterprises in the Deep South
Advisors on how they employ grazing annuals
Running the financial numbers on alternative dairy
Finding the right cow for no-grain dairy
Visual soil health indicators
Perennials are the ultimate pasture goal
Why we should embrace the crazy
Putting the cow back in her place
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
These New York dairy graziers are moving away from conventional dairy markets. a
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.
Making fescue work in a no-grain dairy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.