30. Matt Sparacio – From Teaching to Farming

In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Matt Sparacio of Cove Creek Farm. Cove Creek Farm specializes in premium-quality GMO free, pasture-raised pork, GMO free eggs, and grassfed, grass-finished beef. For the Overgrazing Section, we discuss a cooperative project among local farmers to start a farm incubator and farm internships.

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27. Ross Mathison – Craigslist Ad Gone Bad

In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Ross Mathison of Out Home Farm. Ross, with his partner Kate runs the farm in Central Texas. They run an operation of Pastured Heritage Pork, Grass-fed and Grass-finished Beef. In the overgrazing section, they take a deeper dive into his hogs and pasture. In today’s episode, Cal also answers a question posted by a listener.

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25. Ronel Visser – Cow-Share Dairy and Other Livestock in Tennessee

In this episode of The Grazing Grass podcast, Cal talks with Ronel Visser of Zebulon Heritage Farm. Ronel provides fresh raw A2A2 milk from Jersey cows through a cow-share program. Their cows are primarily grass fed and are pastured 24/7. In addition to the milk cows, they have beef cattle and hair sheep.

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24. Austin Troyer – Low input Ranching

In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Austin Troyer of Crossroads Land and Livestock. Austin, Maggie, and Harrison Troyer are first generation farmers making a living doing what they love. They strive to produce high quality livestock that will work for anyone.

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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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13: Multiple Ranches in Multiple Countries

In this episode of The Grazing Grass podcast, Cal talks with Jim Elizondo of Real Wealth Ranching about his ranches in Mexico and the United States. Jim is an American citizen born in Mexico and is an Agronomy Engineer. He has over 30 years of experience in regenerating land.

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12: Swales, Trees, and Livestock in the High Desert of Colorado

In this episode of The Grazing Grass podcast, Cal talks with Jake Takiff of Cedar Springs Farm about swales, trees, cattle, and hogs. Jake and his family operate the Farm in Hotchkiss, Colorado, utilizing rotational grazing and regenerative practices to promote healthy soils and ecosystems. 

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11: Raising Hogs in the Woods While Grazing Grass with a Flerd

In this episode of The Grazing Grass podcast, Cal talks with Scott Hauck of Sacred Song Farm. Scott, along with his wife and daughter, runs a farm in Mancos, Colorado. They are a first-generation family farm. Scott discusses the rotational grazing of pigs, cattle, sheep, chickens and tells about raising hogs in the woods and breeds and management. Among the topics covered are flerds, leasing land, and Katahdin hair sheep.

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