BOOTSTRAP @ CHASEHOLM FARM – THOUGHTS ON PASTURE MANAGEMENT

By Sarah Lyons Chase of Chaseholm Farm This is a big one. This is my first season ever and also my first season managing a rotationally grazed dairy herd. I think I have a lot to learn about how to maximize productivity of both grass and cow and it is fun to feel like I have also come a long way. I learned about grazing management first from Alan Savory and then from Jim Gerrish and more intimately with local farmers and their animals as well as... Read More

Bootstrap @ The Golden Yoke – Pasture Management

Pasture management in Montana is not just about building fence and moving cows. First and foremost it is about irrigation. Because of our arid climate we rely heavily on irrigation water, which is dependent on mountain snow pack. Every winter farmers and ranchers in the west look to the mountains as they plan for the following year. Good snow levels correlate to a successful growing season. Poor snow levels might mean selling off some stock, planting... Read More

Introducing Johnson Hill Farm of Ceresco Nebraska.

 Eric and Gina Lanik live outside of Ceresco Nebraska on the original homestead of Eric’s Great, Great grandparents Otto and Hulda Johnson and have owned the land continuously since 1892.  Today they grow their pastured chicken, natural beef, pastured pork, grass fed lamb, free range eggs and veggies the same way they did then, without chemicals, pesticides, antibiotics, or hormones and we are striving toward holistic management, closed herds... Read More