Salad Bar Beef

A book by Joel Salatin is guaranteed to inspire brainstorming, and Salad Bar Beef is no exception. Salatin repeatedly points out the fact that humans tend to overcomplicate things, and the current state of the beef industry is proof—ruminants designed to eat grass are fed costly grains in a confinement system. So what does he proposeContinue reading “Salad Bar Beef”

Natural Cattle Care

Pat Coleby’s guiding principle seems to be that if you provide the animal with the right vitamins and minerals, it will heal itself.  She seeks to work with the animal’s natural immune system, rather than to suppress it with antibiotics and other drugs. Natural Cattle Care, covering both beef and dairy cattle, demonstrates the applicationContinue reading “Natural Cattle Care”

Natural Goat Care

Goat owners, if you can only buy one book on goat health, consider this book by Pat Coleby.  It is guaranteed to quickly become a favorite, one you will refer to often whether you raise goats for milk, meat, or fiber. Coleby’s approach in Natural Goat Care to goat care is unique, based on the principle thatContinue reading “Natural Goat Care”

What is Management-Intensive Grazing?

Management-intensive grazing (MiG) is difficult to define because of its flexibility. Simply put, MiG is a systems approach to keeping grazing animals of all kinds. It starts with goals (environmental, economic, and lifestyle) and progresses to a grazing plan that takes your unique circumstances into account. MiG has much to offer those who keep grazingContinue reading “What is Management-Intensive Grazing?”