In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Chase Jones of Ri-Zan Cattle Company. We discuss how he uses custom grazing on his fifth generation farm to achieve financial sustainability in Southwest Wiscosin. For the Overgrazing section, we dive deeper in to finances.Continue reading e34. Chase Jones – Custom Grazing for Financial Sustainability
In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Alex Bates of Chapel Ford Farm. We discuss brooding chicks for others, pastured poultry, pastured turkeys and wool sheep. For the Overgrazing Section, we discuss how his off-the-farm job makes him a better farmer.Continue reading e33. Alex Bates – Chickens, Turkeys, and Wool Sheep, Oh My!
In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Nick Rodgers of Red Leg Farms. We discuss his grass journey as a first-generation farmer and how he’s managing his Highland cattle and hair sheep. For the Overgrazing Section, we dive into his livestock guardian animals! (You’ll be surprised!)Continue reading e32. Nick Rodgers – Veteran to First Generation Grass Farmer
In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Rachel Wagoner of Tall Pines Farms. Tall Pines Farms LLC is a multigenerational family farm in transition in Darlington, Pennsylvania. They raise beef cattle and hair sheep on grass to produce freezer beef and lamb seasonally. For the Overgrazing Section, we focus on Livestock Guardian Animals.
In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Matt Sparacio of Cove Creek Farm. Cove Creek Farm specializes in premium-quality GMO free, pasture-raised pork, GMO free eggs, and grassfed, grass-finished beef. For the Overgrazing Section, we discuss a cooperative project among local farmers to start a farm incubator and farm internships.Continue reading e30. Matt Sparacio – From Teaching to Farming
In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Grace, “the Shepherdess” at Harmony Farms. Grace runs a Dorper Sheep Farm in Texas and is a Youtuber and the host of the Shepherdess Podcast. Today she shares her journey with Dorper sheep, what she is doing on her farm, and her marketing strategy.Continue reading e29. the Shepherdess at Harmony Farms – Start as Small as Possible
In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Leslie Svacina of Cylon Rolling Acres. Leslie runs the grass-based livestock farm with the help of her husband Scott and their two young children. On their farm, they focus on meat goat production.Continue reading e28. Leslie Svacina – Meat Goat Production in Wisconsin
In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Ross Mathison of Out Home Farm. Ross, with his partner Kate runs the farm in Central Texas. They run an operation of Pastured Heritage Pork, Grass-fed and Grass-finished Beef. In the overgrazing section, they take a deeper dive into his hogs and pasture. In today’s episode, Cal also answers a question posted by a listener.Continue reading e27. Ross Mathison – Craigslist Ad Gone Bad
In this episode of The Grazing Grass podcast, Cal talks with Travis Ellis of Ellis Sheep Company. Travis started with wool sheep in high school but is raising St. Croix breeding stock now. The OverGrazing Section focuses on perimeter and interior fencing.Continue reading e26. Travis Ellis – From Wool Sheep to St. Croix Sheep
In this episode of The Grazing Grass podcast, Cal talks with Ronel Visser of Zebulon Heritage Farm. Ronel provides fresh raw A2A2 milk from Jersey cows through a cow-share program. Their cows are primarily grass fed and are pastured 24/7. In addition to the milk cows, they have beef cattle and hair sheep.Continue reading e25. Ronel Visser – Cow-Share Dairy and Other Livestock in Tennessee