Here are some books, links to websites, and industry leaders that can talk to you more about managed grazing, holistic management, regenerative agriculture (there's lots of ways to describe what we do, but regenerative agriculture is our favorite ;)
Gabe Brown and Allan Williams are featured in this and worth learning from. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDf6B41HjiA
This is a great video series about Alberta ranchers. Here’s one video but I think there’s 40 in all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ39p6V9r4w
I’d be remiss not to mention Allan Savory and the Holistic Management International program. Allan has done more to promote mob grazing and using cows to restore ecosystems than anyone else.
Names worth knowing
Grazier in Missourri, masterful at getting cows to do the ‘work’
Farmer/Rancher in Virginia, most famous farmer in America, pioneering in regenerative systems
Farmer/Rancher in North Dakota, cover crop expert
Cattle breeder in Colorado, is all about low inputs, highly efficient cattle, culls ruthlessly
Some common denominators:
- You want cows that are hardy, adapted to their ecosystem, small framed and easy fleshing. Don’t get caught up in particular breeds (though certain breeds are better adapted to different areas), focus on the individuals and culling ruthlessly.
- Grow good soil and everything else will take care of itself
- You can’t grow good soil without good grazing management
- There are no silver bullets