It was the mid-19th century. The cattle drive era was in full swing. Longhorns from Texas were entering Kansas in droves on their way up to the railheads. New towns were booming and fresh beef was being supplied to industrialized, post–Civil War consumers. But something was seriously wrong. The problem was not with the hardyContinue reading “Texas Fever”
Unlike some of the other Joel Salatin books we recommend, You Can Farm is not a practical how-to guide. It is a philosophical challenge geared toward beginners. It’s a great way to start contesting paradigms and brainstorming outside of the box as you are guided through the process of creating a vision and making itContinue reading “You Can Farm”
The “good cow that fed Paris” offers many positive traits to the commercial cow-calf producer.
One of the best ways to achieve a balanced approach to stewardship is to observe and mimic nature, putting the laws of creation to work for us.
Llamas and alpacas look strikingly similar. That’s why they are classified in the same family: camelids, or camel-like mammals. So how do you tell them apart?
Not so comprehensive as to be complicated, Storey’s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle is still complete enough to be a useful guide for beginners.
The Black Baldy is not a true breed, but any combination of breeds that will produce the hallmark coloring.
You may have heard of the amazing escapades of pigs, goats, and cattle that get tired of their pens and pastures and decide to check out the grass on the other side of the fence. Fortunately, the advent of electric fencing has made these animals much easier to contain. But chickens are another story. ElectricContinue reading “How To Ground a Wayward Chicken”
Clearly the plains were ideal for livestock, and slowly George Grant’s plans for retirement were absorbed into a new vision.
In a world desperately craving something real, Pastured Poultry Profits by Joel Salatin offers creative solutions.