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Free eBook: Mob Grazing:21st Century Grazing Management

Chris Stelzer
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Joined: Feb 17, 2011
Posts: 118
    
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Hi all,

I just wanted to let folks know that I have just published a FREE eBook titled: Mob Grazing:21st Century Grazing Management It's free if you signup for my email updates, and then a Link will be instantly emailed to you for download. You can sign up for my email updates and your free eBook by going here: Mob Grazing:21st Century Grazing Management

The book is about grazing management and covers topics like physical livestock management, monitoring grass, monitoring animal performance and some advanced techniques. There are lots of pictures too!

Thanks for your time and consideration.


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Kelly Smith


Joined: Aug 08, 2012
Posts: 273
Location: In a rain shadow - Fremont County, CO
    
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Thank you for the ebook, Chris.
I have been reading up on hollistic management, as well as allen savorys work. i recently came across a greg judy speech in reference to the same thing.
i still had some gaps into the information, and your ebook helped tie a lot of it together for me. it was nice to see what equipment is used and some simple diagrams.

i will be printing this out and adding it to my other reference material.

i also noticed you are in Colorado, but will be interning in SA. are you planning to come back to CO?
id love to chat with you about what you think is possible here in dry CO. i know there are a few people doing hollisitic management along the arkansa rivier, and i would like to get your feedback on what you think the limits are in southern colorado.
i also have questions about sheep, as we only have 5 acres right now.

again, thanks for this ebook. anyone that is interested in hollistic management should download and read this.

Zone 5 (-18*f) - 5300ft - 12in rainfall + irrigation
Dairy Cow(s), Chickens (meat and eggs), Orchard and Hay

Chris Stelzer
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Joined: Feb 17, 2011
Posts: 118
    
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Kelly Smith wrote:Thank you for the ebook, Chris.
I have been reading up on hollistic management, as well as allen savorys work. i recently came across a greg judy speech in reference to the same thing.
i still had some gaps into the information, and your ebook helped tie a lot of it together for me. it was nice to see what equipment is used and some simple diagrams.

i will be printing this out and adding it to my other reference material.

i also noticed you are in Colorado, but will be interning in SA. are you planning to come back to CO?
id love to chat with you about what you think is possible here in dry CO. i know there are a few people doing hollisitic management along the arkansa rivier, and i would like to get your feedback on what you think the limits are in southern colorado.
i also have questions about sheep, as we only have 5 acres right now.

again, thanks for this ebook. anyone that is interested in hollistic management should download and read this.


Hey Kelly,

Thank you very much for the kind words about my eBook! I'm glad it was able to help you make some connections about holistic management and grazing practices overall. Yes, I will be leaving for SA shortly (2 weeks!) and plan on coming back to Colorado when I'm done. However, I'm not sure if my wife and I will stay here. I've found 1 person in all of Colorado who is REALLY doing high density grazing. He and his wife live in the San Luis Valley, near Center, CO. This is something I need to investigate further. I think if a bunch of ranchers came together and developed a MASSIVE herd we could heal so much land and it would work. But, getting some of these ranchers together would be a considerable undertaking.

Water is always the issue. If you could keyline plow your land, then do some high density grazing that would be best, and you would make progress. It would be best to do it along a river, that is for sure. Do you have any names for the people doing this along the Arkansas? I'd love to talk to them. To answer your questions, yes I believe it is possible anywhere. However, since you have 5 acres, you will need to manage it more intensively and carefully, but it can be done! I'm glad you are thinking about sheep, I'd recommend hair sheep. St.Croix are the most parasite resistant and try to find some from someone that doesn't baby them. That means they are not housed in the winter or taken into a barn during lambing. If you get sheep that someone has babied, be prepared to have them all die. They should be able to thrive in any environment if the person who raised them was properly selecting for good genetics, which is a massive and high debatable subject. Just go to their farm/ranch and ask them how they manage the sheep. Most people who baby their sheep will talk about how great it is. If this happens, run the other way!

So yes, I would go for it! Let me know if you would like the name and number of the rancher down in the valley and I'll pass it along to you.

You can also email me directly at: Chris@AgriculturalInsights.com
 
 
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