22. Logan Karcher – Raising Healthy Livestock and Building Healthy Soils

In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Logan Karcher of Burnt Hill Cattle Company about getting started with beef cattle and hair sheep. The cattle and sheep on The Hill are raised antibiotic and hormone-free with minimum inputs using regenerative practices to build not only healthy livestock but healthy soils.

Listen to this episode to learn more!

  • [01:33] – About Logan and his operation
  • [06:34] – About Murray State University
  • [07:25] – Getting exposed to regenerative agricultural ideas
  • [10:11] – Working on the University farm
  • [11:58] – His off-farm job
  • [13:10] – Why he raises beef cattle
  • [17:02] – Utilizing 65 acres of leased land
  • [18:59] – Running sheep and cows together
  • [20:06] – Direct marketing the land
  • [21:25] – The breed of sheep he has
  • [22:02] – Trying Dropper cross to get more meat
  • [23:07] – Processing the lambs
  • [24:39] – The infrastructure on his farm
  • [26:42] – Wintering hay feeding station
  • [26:50] – Kind of watering system he has
  • [28:34] – Burying the waterline down the fence
  • [30:51] – Preventing the wrestling of sheep
  • [31:55] – Raising the hair sheep
  • [33:22] – Training the sheep to polywire
  • [35:40] – The kind of cattle he has
  • [36:51] – South Poll and Longhorn cross
  • [37:42] – Planting crops on leased land
  • [40:16] – The overgrazing section
  • [40:54] – Sheep are better than cattle for Logan
  • [43:21] – You can technically run five sheep per cow
  • [50:22] – Vaccinating, deworming, and trimming the sheep
  • [52:44] – His favorite grazing grass related book
  • [57:08] – Advice to new farmers

Watch

video coming soon

Read

transcript coming soon

Sponsors

Your information could be here. Email Cal at GrazingGrass.com for more information.

Book(s)/Resource(s)

Links

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*
*