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2021

August-September 2021 print back issue
August-September 2021 print back issue
• Growing a meat processing and marketing cooperative • Heifer Ranch aids new graziers • Advisors stretch their grazing seasons • Study your area's ecological history to understand what's possible • Ins and outs of the new carbon markets • Why you should avoid grazing stems • Ideas for turning a woodlot into silvopasture • Ensuring that cows and soils work together • Low-cost testing to limit raw milk pathogen risks • Agriculture can't keep doing what it's doing
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June-July 2021 print back issue
June-July 2021 print back issue
• Grazing 300+ days a year in northern Pennsylvania • The ins and outs of alternative milking options • A once-a-day milking report • Advisors discuss their drought strategies • Grazier opportunities in a world of fake meat and milk • Getting a profitable start with sheep • Science backs adaptive grazing advantages • Managing for safe raw milk: keeping it clean • The tinder is dry; time to strike the match
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May 2021 print back issue
May 2021 print back issue
• “Stock cropping” effort has lofty goals • Practical genetics: knock out the props • Advisors raise calves to weaning • Focusing on taste to sell grassfed • The economics of solar bale drying • How nurse cows can provide profitable options • Grassfed organic forum: soil fertility programs • Managing for safe raw milk • Linking blowing soil with the food supply
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April 2021 print back issue
April 2021 print back issue
• A group of dairy graziers enlists community support for a marketing venture • Advisors on how they launch their spring grazing • In search of alternative marketing models • Solar round bale drying plans for 2021 • The power of nurse cows • Raw milk’s tremendous possibilities • Get your farm’s succession plan in order • We need to start valuing soil
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March 2021 print back issue
March 2021 print back issue
• Solar round bale dryer shows promise • Why a dairyman decided not to build an on-farm creamery • Advisors: introductions and challenges • The future isn’t always what they say it is • Pricing your grassfed lamb for direct sales • Making sense of meat processing options • Grassfed organic forum: transitioning to spring grazing • Allen Williams: The roots of stewardship • Hopeful for agricultural policy change
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February 2021 print back issue
February 2021 print back issue
• Solving a “soggy farm” problem • Advisors on their five-year plans • Why labels aren’t so great • Building a baleage dryer prototype • How to boost energy levels in high-forage diets • Silvopastures saved us in last year’s drought • Regenerative Organic Certification’s ins and outs • What the 2021 food scene holds for pastured proteins • A blizzard of bad farming practices
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January 2021 print back issue
January 2021 print back issue
• A young dairy grazing couple learns the value of patience • The Advisors describe their financial planning • Why he built a baleage dryer • Study shows variability in grassfed milk samples • Custom grazing proves to be a balancing act • When certification makes sense, and when it doesn’t • The future is looking good for regenerative agriculture • Grassfed organic forum: winter rations • He built an on-farm, USDA-inspected meat processing plant • Removing the old, building the new
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2020

December 2020 print back issue
December 2020 print back issue
• Bringing meat processing issues into focus • Co-grazing goats with cattle and sheep • Addressing the meat processing bottleneck • Transferring knowledge to the next generation • Learning the custom grazing business • Taking a look at value-added certification • Solving meat processing problems
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November 2020 print back issue
November 2020 print back issue
• New neighbors offer markets to a Hudson River Valley dairy • An investor group helped dairy graziers expand • Advisors on how they want research to help them • Balancing income and labor • High on hedgerows • Take all research with a grain of salt • Defending bigger cows • The Bible on land reform
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October 2020 print back issue
October 2020 print back issue
• A leap of faith into dairy processing • Advisors discuss weak links in their operations • Looking back at 20 years of Graze • How to solve a guardian dog problem • Moving from flock to flerd saved labor • Weaning ourselves from commodity agriculture • Grassfed/organic forum: What we look for in a cow • Real solutions are local
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August-September 2020 print back issue
August-September 2020 print back issue
• A Pennsylvania grazier’s tips for producing great grassfed beef • Advisors balance milk and pasture productivity • How grassfed fits within a lab meat world • Taking the marketing leap • Corn grazing for milking cows • Keeping your guardian dog with the stock • Soil health lessons from the Serengeti • How to succeed with natural parasite control • Questions about climate and markets
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June-July 2020 print back issue
June-July 2020 print back issue
• An Ohio sheep grazier taps a premium lamb market • Finding a mating strategy that works for dairy graziers • Advisors and Dr. Hue Karreman offer pinkeye solutions • No simple, easy or cheap grassfed milk testing on the horizon • A New York grazing couple launches a promising milk bottling business • Ten tips for summer grazing • Grassfed organic forum: making and buying stored forage • Tips for milking three times in two days • The problem of too much customer demand
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May 2020 print back issue
May 2020 print back issue
• Farm marketers see surging sales due to pandemic • Allen Williams: chinks showing in food industry’s armor • Advisors detail how they deal with bloat • Pandemic points to future possibilities for the little guy • Once-daily calf feeding works for these dairy graziers • Janet McNally: managing rank pasture growth with sheep • Personal breeding indexes for dairy graziers • Jim VanDerPol: booming sales and question marks
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April 2020 print back issue
April 2020 print back issue
• Keeping a farm in the family • Advisors explain why they aren’t going to no-grain rations • Grassfed beef market pressured by imports • To succeed, differentiate • Producers like their concrete cow sidewalks • Allen Williams: why we need regenerative agriculture • No-grain dairy forum returns • The dangers of modern dairy breeding methods • What to do while waiting for others to change
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March 2020 print back issue
March 2020 print back issue
• Fall calving and no-grain milk production • Cow comfort affects no-grain success • Advisors deal with pasture weeds • The great grassfed butter gold rush • A good handling system makes sheep more fun • Dr. Allen Williams: Returning the land to what it once was • Understanding customer psychology • Grazing Kernza • Managing swards for decades, not years • We’re all in this together
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February 2020 print back issue
February 2020 print back issue
• Doing what it takes to launch a grass dairy • Advisors tell what’s new for the coming year • Jon Bansen: creating resilience to survive tough times • The need to do something different • Looking for ways to boost forage productivity • Graziers offer more thoughts on once-a-day milking • A map of how the states regulate raw milk distribution • Dr. Allen Williams: soil health requires living organisms • 20 rules to live by in your farming life
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January 2020 print back issue
January 2020 print back issue
• Ohio and Pennsylvania dairy graziers happy with once-a-day milking • Analyzing the pluses and minuses of once-a-day milking • Advisors on how they boost milk quality • The benefits of diverse monocultures • A pastured-pig producer eyes improvements for 2020 • Dr. Allen Williams: Open your eyes to the impacts of modern agriculture • Sizing paddocks to avoid overgrazing • Jim Van Der Pol: Returning livestock and people to the land
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2019

December 2019 print back issue
December 2019 print back issue
• 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
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November 2019 print back issue
November 2019 print back issue
• 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
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October 2019 print back issue
October 2019 print back issue
• 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
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August-September 2019 print back issue
August-September 2019 print back issue
• 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
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May 2019 print back issue
May 2019 print back issue
• 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
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April 2019 print back issue
April 2019 print back issue
• 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 • Improving pastures • Soil and people health
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February 2019 print back issue
February 2019 print back issue
• 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
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January 2019 print back issue
January 2019 print back issue
• 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
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2018

December 2018 print back issue
December 2018 print back issue
• 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?
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November 2018 print back issue
November 2018 print back issue
• 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
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October 2018 print back issue
October 2018 print back issue
• 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
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August-September 2018 print back issue
August-September 2018 print back issue
• 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
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June-July 2018 print back issue
June-July 2018 print back issue
• 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
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May 2018 print back issue
May 2018 print back issue
• 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
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April 2018 print back issue
April 2018 print back issue
• 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
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March 2018 print back issue
March 2018 print back issue
• 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
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February 2018 print back issue
February 2018 print back issue
• 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
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January 2018 print back issue
January 2018 print back issue
• 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
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2017

December 2017 print back issue
December 2017 print back issue
• 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
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November 2017 print back issue
November 2017 print back issue
• Silvopasture explained • 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
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October 2017 print back issue
October 2017 print back issue
• 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
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August-September 2017 print back issue
August-September 2017 print back issue
• 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
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June-July 2017 print back issue
June-July 2017 print back issue
• 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
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May 2017 print back issue
May 2017 print back issue
• 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?
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April 2017 print back issue
April 2017 print back issue
• 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
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March 2017 print back issue
March 2017 print back issue
• 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
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February 2017 print back issue
February 2017 print back issue
• 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
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January 2017 print back issue
January 2017 print back issue
• 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
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