Since we have some old hay to use up, we decided to bring the cows up to eat some for the first time this winter. We’ve had an unusually mild winter, and this is the first real snow of the season. I videoed the move to share with you all!
This book by Walt Davis is the irreverent and sometimes humorous effort of a multi generation rancher to help people keep from making all of the mistakes that he made in fifty + years of ranching. It is drawn from real life though some names are changed or not given to protect the guilty.
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The forecast hasn’t mentioned accumulating snow, but we are getting it this afternoon. I think the calves are a little unhappy with the turn of events!
|Mark Brownlee – Owner, host and grazier.|
We enjoyed out first Holistic Management workshop this weekend with main speaker Terry Gompert and trainee speaker Doug Peterson. This was the first of several meetings to be held in Bolivar, Missouri this summer and fall. Click here to learn more about Holistic Management International.
Several months ago Don Lucietta, assistant to Representative Roy Blunt, asked us if they could bring the Representative and an ag tour group to see our switchgrass field in August? We said sure, why not? Well, we didn’t hear much about it after that, though they did ask for some promotional information and photos about us a month or so ago for the printed packet of materials they handed out to the group.
Then, this morning things started happening! KOLR 10 TV station called and asked if they could come out earlier and interview us.
Here’s the link to their finished report which appeared on TV tonight!
And here’s the link to the Springfield News-Leader articles in the August 12 issue. We were front page, above the fold in the actual paper!
Richard and I spent a great day at Weston and Beth Walker’s farm just east of Bona, Missouri today while Kit Pharo of Pharo Cattle Co. evaluated the bulls Weston and Beth had been growing out.