When a mob is profitable – grazing because they like it that way.

Posted: September 25, 2009 by Thrivelearning in Grass Fed Beef Cattle
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Grass-Fed Cattle

Great starter book I read.

When I last posted about this hot topic of grass fed beef, I mainly outlined the economics of it and how to lower costs and raise profits by:

  1. Getting off the corn standard and switching to grass-fed beef cattle production,
  2. Figuring out how to direct-market your beef to local (big-city) clients who prefer to pay extra for higher-quality food,
  3. Going off feeding hay in the winter by mob grazing (intensively-managed grazing).

And I said I was going to have to do some homework in this last area. So I’ve begun.

I had a long list of PDF’s to give you, but unfortunately, this blog didn’t want to link you to them. So I’ve included the links to them as I found them on Google and updated them later by hand to make sure they work. If you want an updated list, see the end of this post for the exact words to type into Google to get the same results (and links you can actually use.)

Of particular interest right now is this Greg Judy from near Columbia, Missouri. His is a name that keeps coming up. I’ll be quoting him in a later post to follow (tomorrow).

Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle, 3rd Edition

Another book in my library.

PDF mob grazing references:

Mob grazing gets the most out of forage

CHAD Peterson sent his first mobgrazed cattle to the feedlot last Mob grazing acclimated them to close eating quarters like they face in the feedlot.
magissues.farmprogress.com/AMA/AM05May09/ama036.pdf

Mob grazing offers 200% more forage

GREG and Jan Judy say mob grazing has nearly zeroed their input costs. For example, they once spent $5000 per year frost-seeding and reseeding clover. Now
magissues.farmprogress.com/MDS/MS08Aug09/mds043.pdf

Grazing program maximizes profit

GRAZIER Greg Judy believes a technique called “mob grazing” is better for He has been using the mob concept, also known as high-intensity grazing,
magissues.farmprogress.com/MOR/MR06Jun07/mor014.pdf

Tender Grassfed Meat: Traditional Ways to Cook Healthy Meat

A book I want to get.

Grazing former CRP land takes care

king or mob grazing during the forages’ dormant season. Animal performance may be sacrificed, however, with mob grazing. Stands seeded to weeping lovegrass
magissues.farmprogress.com/TFS/FS09Sep09/tfs007.pdf

Keep learning; apply what you learn

mobgrazing techniques, has found bison will not tolerate quite as much crowding as cattle. Historical reports say bison grazed by the hundreds of
magissues.farmprogress.com/AMA/AM05May09/ama039.pdf

Mob Grazing Missouri Farm Practice

Using what he often calls “mobgrazing, or high-stock-density grazing,. Judy estimates he’s only taking about. 30% of the forage from each paddock
magissues.farmprogress.com/wfs/WS08Aug09/wfs046.pdf

Salad Bar BeefMob Stocking

in mob grazing is that it is less forgiving to the bottom enders. In a smaller herd, lower performance animals don’t get. As the plant matures,
www.acresusa.com/toolbox/reprints/May08_Salatin.pdf

May-June 2007.pub

did not go into brain-shutdown mode. Their incredible experiences with. “mob grazing” is shared on pages 4 and 5. Folks, this is BIG!
www.pharocattle.com/May_June_2007.pdf

Microsoft PowerPoint – INTENSIVE GRAZING 05_19_08.ppt

May 19, 2008 plants. Mob grazing can replace clipping. Mob Grazing. • 1000000 pounds of cattle per acre stock d itensy. Mob Grazing
msucares.com/crops/forages/intensive_grazing05_19_08.pdf

MFSI’s Return to Your Roots Newsletter Mob Grazing proves to

Mob Grazing proves to. Benefit Grass and Cattle www. mvskokefood.org. By Rita Williams few “mob grazing” consult- ants springing up around the
www.mvskokefood.org/news/June%20Newsletter.pdf

MOBGRAZING OF MORPHOLOGICALLY DIFFERENT . AESCHYNOMENE SPECIES”

Two studies were conducted using the mobgrazing technique to Mobgrazing” with a high stocking density on limited land area for a short period of
http://www.tropicalgrasslands.asn.au/…/Vol_21_03_87_pp123_132.pdf

Now, if you want to search for this yourself in Google, type in “mob grazing filetype:PDF” and it will give you all sorts of PDF files.

So have fun with this!

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