16. Transition Of A Multigenerational Farm To Regenerative Agriculture

In this episode of The Grazing Grass podcast, Cal talks with Ryan Keeling of Keeling Farm in north-central Kansas about his regenerative agriculture journey since discovering Greg Judy. Their farm has been in the family for generations but only started their regenerative journey in the last few years. However, they have made vast improvements in watering, fencing, and genetics.

  • [00:49] – About Ryan and his operation
  • [01:53] – His journey into agriculture
  • [03:59] – The management when he started hearing about regenerative agriculture
  • [05:01] – How did he implement Greg Judy’s regenerative practices with his dad
  • [06:24] – Moving from continuous grazing to rotational grazing
  • [07:49] – About the watering system he has
  • [10:59] – Process of watering through NRCS
  • [12:15] – Greg Judy’s conference
  • [13:07] – The kind of genetics he has in his herd
  • [14:45] – Marketing the cattle
  • [15:20] – Replacement for South Poll cattle
  • [17:41] – Changes he did in the fencing for moving to rotational grazing
  • [18:58] – The brand of energizer he uses
  • [20:45] – About the corners of fencing
  • [22:44] – The other livestock he has apart from cattle
  • [24:09] – Using leader-follower grazing system
  • [26:28] – The type of forages he has in the pasture
  • [32:27] – His favorite grazing grass related book
  • [35:20] – Advice to new farmers
Books mentioned:
  • Man, Cattle, and Veld by Johann Zietsman
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