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TAG : Meg Grzeskiewicz

Artificial Insemination Sires and Online Dating

 “Lincoln”, a Rotokawa 243 son bred and owned by Spas Farm in Ashville, NY. He represents an ideal grass sire.  James Coffelt, owner of Ohio Land and Cattle, believes that breeding is simple. “Use the absolute best bulls you can find, and cull the heck out of the cows!” Artificial ...

Cows Without Legs, Part 2: Forage Management

Please note that I am writing about my personal experiences outlined in Part 1, which take place in the northeast U.S. with mob-grazed beef cattle. Some of the ideas below are not applicable to the Western states, where grass species and range management tactics are very different. I am also ...

The Proof Is in the Pile!: Assess Livestock Health from Manure

After you read this, I hope you’ll never look at a cowpie the same way again! Every manure pile is a gold mine of not just fertilizer, but animal performance information too. You can tell so much about how a cow’s digestive tract is processing ingested nutrients, just by looking down. Ideal ...

Three Ways to Gauge Pastured Livestock Health

Before I launch into my first MOTHER EARTH NEWS blog post, I’d like to say hello to everyone. I am in my early twenties and starting a mob-grazing company in upstate New York: Rhinestone Cattle Co. Last year, I worked as an intern for Greg Judy in Missouri. My posts will deal specifically ...