e63. Humble Beginnings & Rapid Growth with Caleb Schenk

e63. Humble Beginnings & Rapid Growth with Caleb Schenk

In this episode, Caleb Schenk from Deer Run Acres shares his journey from starting with two Dexter cows and a bull to managing a successful farm. He discusses the challenges of pasture management, dealing with high snowfall, and the different forage options in Erie County, Pennsylvania. He also highlights the importance of water management and shares practical techniques like trench digging and the use of Plasson connectors. Caleb shares his experiences with fence-building methods, raising pastured pork, and the significance of hiring a consultant for farming ventures. He also shares the challenges and benefits of bail grazing and winter hay feeding. The episode provides valuable insights for anyone looking to navigate the intricacies of farming and pasture management.

Books/Resources Mentioned:

Humane Livestock Handling: Understanding livestock behavior and building facilities for healthier animals by Temple Grandin (Amazon)(Bookshop)

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