In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Nick Rodgers of Red Leg Farms. We discuss his grass journey as a first-generation farmer and how he’s managing his Highland cattle and hair sheep. For the Overgrazing Section, we dive into his livestock guardian animals! (You’ll be surprised!)Continue reading e32. Nick Rodgers – Veteran to First Generation Grass Farmer
In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Rachel Wagoner of Tall Pines Farms. Tall Pines Farms LLC is a multigenerational family farm in transition in Darlington, Pennsylvania. They raise beef cattle and hair sheep on grass to produce freezer beef and lamb seasonally. For the Overgrazing Section, we focus on Livestock Guardian Animals.
In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Grace, “the Shepherdess” at Harmony Farms. Grace runs a Dorper Sheep Farm in Texas and is a Youtuber and the host of the Shepherdess Podcast. Today she shares her journey with Dorper sheep, what she is doing on her farm, and her marketing strategy.Continue reading e29. the Shepherdess at Harmony Farms – Start as Small as Possible
In this episode of The Grazing Grass podcast, Cal talks with Travis Ellis of Ellis Sheep Company. Travis started with wool sheep in high school but is raising St. Croix breeding stock now. The OverGrazing Section focuses on perimeter and interior fencing.Continue reading e26. Travis Ellis – From Wool Sheep to St. Croix Sheep
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.Continue reading e25. Ronel Visser – Cow-Share Dairy and Other Livestock in Tennessee
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.Continue reading e24. Austin Troyer – Low input Ranching
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.Continue reading e22. Logan Karcher – Raising Healthy Livestock and Building Healthy Soils
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.Continue reading e11. Raising Hogs in the Woods While Grazing Grass with a Flerd