13. Multiple Ranches In Multiple Countries

In this episode of The Grazing Grass podcast, Cal talks with Jim Elizondo of Real Wealth Ranching about his ranches in Mexico and the United States. Jim is an American citizen born in Mexico and is an Agronomy Engineer. He has over 30 years of experience in regenerating land.

  • [01:20] – About Jim and his background
  • [03:49] – Farming without any chemicals or synthetic fertilizers
  • [04:24] – Why he doesn’t deworm the cattle
  • [05:50] – The breed of cows he has
  • [08:54] – Grazing the pigs
  • [10:20] – The kind of forages he has in Mexico
  • [11:15] – The environment of his ranches
  • [12:50] – Stockpiling sugarcane
  • [13:55] – Breeding Angus and Red Davon
  • [15:06] – How often he rotates the cattle
  • [17:14] – The type of fencing he has
  • [19:50] – Keeping Honey Locust under management
  • [21:39] – The watering system he has
  • [24:51] – Amount of rainfall he gets there
  • [26:00] – Making lanes for the cattle
  • [28:30] – When does he start stockpiling
  • [29:19] – His favorite grazing grass related book
  • [31:18] – His advice to new farmers
Books mentioned:
  • Fertility Pastures by
  • Grass Productivity by Andre Voisin
  • Regenerative Ranching by Jim Elizondo
  • Grass to Milk: A New Zealand Philosophy by Campbell McMeekan
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