9. Grazing 500 Paddocks In A Semi-Arid Environment

In this episode of The Grazing Grass podcast, Cal talks with Marcos Jeffers from Jeffers Cattle Company in Mexico. Marcos discusses his regenerative approach to their semi-arid environment and how he has reacted to having a drought this year. Marcos also explains how he manages his records for 500 paddocks.

  • [01:53] – About Jeffers and his operation
  • [02:26] – The amount of rainfall he gets there
  • [03:18] – The impact of getting little water on the management
  • [04:02] – How often does he move the cows
  • [05:05] – How does he manage to set up the 50 paddocks
  • [06:37] – Using the Pasture Map app
  • [09:02] – The solar energizer he uses
  • [11:44] – About PensAgro Automatic Electric Gate Opener
  • [14:24] – The kind of line posts he is using for polywire
  • [15:19] – The problem with electric fencing
  • [16:04] – Increasing the carrying capacity with increasing paddocks
  • [17:43] – The winters in Mexico
  • [18:21] – The kind of Forages they have there
  • [19:59] – The type of water system he has
  • [23:04] – The kind of cows he has
  • [23:20] – Changing the breeds to compete with US markets
  • [25:06] – Selecting a low maintenance cattle
  • [27:20] – His favorite grazing grass related book
  • [28:50] – Advice for new farmers
Books mentioned:
  • Holistic Management by
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