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Management-intensive Grazing – A Book Review

In Book Reviews, Management, Pasture & Livestock, Stockman Grass Farmer by James1 Comment

Anyone who is in the grazing game has likely come across the term “Management Intensive Grazing.” The term was coined by Jim Gerrish who spent nearly thirty years working at the University of Missouri Forage Systems Research Center along with operating his own farm and ranch. What he learned over his multi-decade research he has incorporated into his book. As …

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The New Livestock Farmer – A Book Review

In Book Reviews, Pasture & Livestock, Reference by James2 Comments

What is a “new” livestock farmer? Farmers have been farming livestock for thousands of years. What has changed to deem the word “new” valid when describing livestock farmers? The change comes in the form of mixing the old with the new. More specifically mixing many of the traditional ways to raise livestock (no grain for herbivores, no antibiotics, no vaccines, …

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Animals In Translation – A Book Review

In Book Reviews, Pasture & Livestock by James0 Comments

Animals In Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior by Temple Grandin is a book about the minds of animals and humans. Temple Grandin is a high functioning autistic who revolutionized how animals are treated by farmers, meat packing plants, and all people who are interested in better understanding why animals do what they do. Temple unlike …

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Butchering Beef – A Book Review

In BEEF, Book Reviews, BUTCHERY, Livestock & Pasture, Pasture & Livestock, Reference by James1 Comment

Butchering Beef: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering by Adam Danforth is a book I’d been looking forward to reading since I learned of its existence – which hasn’t been that long, only a few months now. One of the big attractions of the farming life for me is to be able to grow my own food. …

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All Flesh Is Grass – A Book Review

In Book Reviews, Pasture & Livestock by James0 Comments

Continuing with my journey into grass farming I decided to try out one of Gene Logsdon’s books, and started with the one that seemed to have the most fitting title for what I’m studying. For those who don’t know Gene Logsdon, he has written over twenty books on farming and rural life. Perhaps he’s mot well known for his book …