In this episode of The Grazing Grass podcast, Cal talks with Will Harris of White Oak Pastures about his journey and the five species used for red meat production. Will is a fourth-generation cattleman and manages the land in Georgia that his great-grandfather settled in 1866. In White Oak Pastures, he raises ten species of livestock and poultry.
Listen to this episode to learn more!
- [01:31] – About will and his operation
- [02:44] – The long list of livestock he has
- [03:55] – Why did he implement plant grazing
- [05:33] – Moving the cattle every day
- [06:37] – Winters in Southern Georgia
- [08:32] – The amount of rain they get there
- [08:47] – Dry summers and wet winters
- [09:05] – The genetics of cattle he has
- [11:34] – Breeding as a problem!
- [16:22] – The breed of sheep he has
- [17:13] – Grazing the sheep
- [18:21] – USDA inspected slaughter plant and poultry
- [18:42] – Marketing grass-fed lamb
- [19:36] – The kind of watering system he has
- [20:05] – Managing the goats similar to the sheep
- [20:42] – Polywire for the goats
- [21:17] – The breed of goats he has
- [24:57] – The struggle with direct marketing in Georgia
- [25:32] – The breed of hogs he has
- [27:42] – The future of White Oak Pastures
- [30:00] – Internship in White Oak Pastures
- [31:36] – His favorite grazing grass related book
- [32:20] – Advice to new farmers
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- Dirt to Soil by Gabe Brown (Amazon*)