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 Profitable Methods Used To Heal The Land With Mob Grazing

“For someone that loves something this much, there’s gotta be a way to make this Work.”  Greg Judy

Greg and his wife Jan are farmers from Rucker, Missouri.  On their farm, Green Pastures Farm, they raise cattle, sheep, horses, goats, pigs, and chickens on grass pasture in balance with nature.  They don’t use any antibiotics, no hormone implants, and no grain. The livestock graze rich pasture 100% of their lives.

They use rotational grazing on their farm, which means they are constantly moving the livestock to fresh rested pasture to graze and let the previous grazed pasture rest so that it can grow back undisturbed.  Their pastures are rich in clovers and many species of natural grasses.  They don’t use any chemical fertilizers or herbicides on any of the pastures. Large populations of birds, ants, worms, butterflies, spiders & bees build soil and control pests. 

Quotables:

  • “For someone that loves something this much, there’s gotta be a way to make it work.”
  • “Your whole purpose in life should not be to own land, but to control land.”
  • “The more surface area on an animal that you have exposed to the natural environment, the higher the maintenance that animal will be.”
  • “If we want to mimic nature, we’re never gonna get rid of all of the weeds.  And I don’t think that should be a goal.  Weeds mine minerals deep in the soil profile.  And if you can get an animal to eat that weed, it’s not a weed, it’s forage.”
  • “Learn to observe the mob.  What are they grazing and how much?”
  • “The more you can move the animals, the more you can build topsoil, which means you get more biomass, which means more trample, and more animals.” 

An August Visit with Greg Judy 

A Fall Visit with Greg Judy 

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