This report outlines the benefits associated with transitioning conventional grazing operations to regenerative systems. It includes an analysis of three crop-based farm transition scenarios. The report concludes with policy recommendations for the US Department of Agriculture.Click Here to Read "Reintegrating Land and Livestock"
Dr. Allen Williams, one of the foremost experts on grass-fed genetics, has developed a comprehensive guide to selecting cattle genetics for a grass-fed program. In this publication, he describes how to select and develop cattle for a grass-fed program.Click Here to Read "Selecting for Grass-Based Genetics"
For new and beginning farmers wanting to understand what the range of land access options are, Greenhorns has put out an excellent guide to all the options available. Note that the first fourteen pages are a history of land access. It is factual but left-leaning in its bent. Don’t let a potential disagreement with the first chapter cause you to miss what is the best content we’ve seen on this. You can always skip it.Click Here to Read "Affording Our Land: A Financial Literacy Guidebook for Young Farmers (and All Farmers)"
This report explores the market, benefits, and barriers related to grass-fed beef production – outlining a clear way forward for transitioning acreage to more sustainable management through the benefits associated with regenerative grazing systems.Click Here to Read "Expanding Grass-Based Animal Agriculture in the Midwest: The Pasture Project"
This report, published by NCAT, is a basic overview of several types of grazing systems, infrastructure to plan for, as well as brief discussions of economics, livestock, and forage.Click Here to Read "Rotational Grazing"
This guide provides an overview of forage nutrition, nutrient requirements, which species to plant and to avoid, management, and more. It covers the subjects graziers need to know and consider when discussing ruminant nutrition, and offers additional resources and tools to further knowledge.Click Here to Read "Ruminant Nutrition for Graziers"
The story of a couple that used their family’s ranch to launch a profitable, grass-based beef operation focused on direct market sales. Their compelling experiences provide valuable tips for direct marketing beef from slaughtering to sales.Click Here to Read "How to Direct Market Your Beef"
This guide is a comprehensive overview of rotational grazing systems and includes sections on plant growth, animal needs and grazing patterns, and how to set up a rotational grazing system.Click Here to Read "Pastures for Profit: A Guide to Rotational Grazing"