14: From Books & New York to Stockers in Texas

In this episode of The Grazing Grass podcast, Cal talks with Chuck Trowbridge from Prairie Farmstead about his journey, running stockers, watering systems, and no-till. From New York to Wisconsin to Texas, Chuck describes his journey from books to raising stockers.

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  • [01:11] – About Chuck and his operation
  • [06:18] – Introduction to agriculture through the movie Food Inc
  • [08:10] – Getting paid to read farm books
  • [09:30] – Finding the land to set up a farm
  • [16:46] – Getting help from Noble Research Institute of Ardmore
  • [18:03] – Going natural and feeding no supplements to the cows
  • [21:30] – Rotating the cows daily
  • [23:50] – Getting monthly grazing fees income
  • [25:06] – The process of custom grazing on leased land
  • [26:19] – The watering system he has
  • [27:28] – The trick for drawing out water from the pond
  • [34:24] – The climate in texas
  • [38:02] – How to maximize growth with native forages
  • [39:59] – The predominant summer forage there
  • [43:29] – The green cover seed website
  • [50:28] – Getting legumes through perennial ryegrass and crimson clover
  • [52:36] – His favorite grazing grass related book
  • [55:12] – Advice to new farmers

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Products Mentioned in Podcast

  • Movie: Food, Inc.
  • Plasson quick connects
  • Smart Mix Calculator at Green Cover Seed
  • Working Cow Podcast

Book(s)/Resource(s)

  • You Can Farm by Joel Salatin (Amazon*)
  • Salad Bar Beef by Joel Salatin (Amazon*)
  • No Risk Ranching by Greg Judy (Amazon*)
  • Comeback Farms by Greg Judy (Amazon*)
  • Stockman Grass Farmer magazine
  • Dirt to Soil by Gabe Brown (Amazon*)

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