How John Coleman Locke achieved a stocking density of 100,000 lbs/acre moving cattle 12 times a day without moving fence

Nov 4, 2019 11:30:00 AM / by CK Wisniewski posted in ranchers, stocking rate, grazing management

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Making Farm Ownership Viable Part II: The Way It Happens

Jul 9, 2019 11:45:00 AM / by Christine Su posted in new farmers and ranchers, regeneration rising, ranchers, land access, succession

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We've covered Lydia Carpenter and Wian Prinsloo's decade-long journey from inception to farm ownership. For lessons from the first 5 years, see: Making Farm Ownership Viable for Young People: Lessons from Luna Field Farm Part I

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Industry News - Ranchers respond to Impossible Burger, transparency debate heats up, and kelp for super-carbon drawdown meat

Jun 22, 2019 1:46:43 PM / by PastureMap Team posted in Industry News, regenerative agriculture, Grassfed, ranchers, cattle, grazing planning, community

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It's been an eventful month in the cattle and regenerative meat industry. What we're reading and watching this month:

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Precision ranching: Make money using electronic ID eartags for cattle records

Mar 18, 2019 10:05:00 AM / by Christine Su posted in Data, future of tech, regeneration rising, ranchers, cattle, record keeping

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Electronic ID / RFID tags for cattle identification are becoming increasingly popular as producers use them to track individual animal performance. EID tags, wand readers, and portable scales are making smart cattle tracking easier by the day.

So - how can this technology help us make more profits? By tracking individual cattle AND individual pasture performance to more effectively convert grass to beef to dollars. 

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$$ for Carbon: Healthy Soils Action Guide Released

Mar 8, 2019 10:59:28 AM / by Christine Su posted in carbon sequestration, future of tech, regeneration rising, regenerative agriculture, ranchers

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Just released! Healthy Soils to Cool the Planet, a philanthropic and investment guide to scale up soil carbon sequestration. This excellent guide by Breakthrough Strategies includes basic information on the benefits of healthy soils, a list of regenerative agricultural practices and an extensive portfolio of recommended grantees.

Here at PastureMap, we are delighted and grateful to be featured as one of the 6 recommended investment opportunities in Soil Health for impact investors. 

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Register for Grassfed Exchange: Regeneration Rising 2019!

Mar 1, 2019 6:51:00 AM / by Christine Su posted in grassfed exchange, new farmers and ranchers, regeneration rising, regenerative agriculture, ranchers, grazing management

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We could not be more excited to be co-chairing the The Grassfed Exchange conference: Regeneration Rising this April in Santa Rosa, California!

We have an absolutely packed agenda of national and global speakers. We're also centering the voices of next generation leaders, including Doniga Markegard, Ariel Greenwood, Brian Alexander, Byron Palmer, Nikki Silvestri, Dede Boies, Loren Poncia, Anthony Myint, and more. 

Register Here

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Vote for your favorite T-Shirt for grazing season 2019

Feb 28, 2019 9:16:13 AM / by Christine Su posted in grassfed exchange, new farmers and ranchers, ranchers, pasture, grazing management, cattle, grazing planning

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Oh hey. Two cold, cold months into 2019 and we're badly in need of some fun during these winter doldrums. Let's go somewhere else. Imagine sunny days, green grass, and rocking this swag on your ATV. The neighbors will either be confused, still clueless, or jealous of your sweet threads.  

Vote for your favorite T-Shirt slogan, or submit your own. We'll tally up the winning votes and favorite audience submission (crediting you, of course!) and print these in time for spring. 

Vote now

We'll also have the winning T-shirts available at The Grassfed Exchange: Regeneration Rising in Santa Rosa, April 3-5, 2019. Register now to hang with a community of 300+ grazing nerds like you in the rolling foothills and wine country of Sonoma. You deserve it.

 

[UPDATE]: Yes, these shirts will be sourced locally. We'll want to direct this community's dollars to regenerative fiber as our fiber producers need love too. If you have a recommendation for apparel makers, ping us.

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5 ranch management best practices from profitable ranch businesses

Feb 22, 2019 4:08:26 PM / by Christine Su posted in Practical Tips, ranchers, stocking rate, pasture, grazing management, cattle

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I sat down to nerd out with Clay at Working Cows Podcast last week. We talked about what we're seeing at PastureMap from the ranch businesses we serve. I shared a few of the best ranch management practices that we're seeing from the ranches that we serve. 

Now it's an unseasonably cold winter (albeit nothing compared to the Midwest) and I was a little sniffly to start. But be forewarned - when I get warmed up, I talk fast! :)

Click here to listen to PastureMap on the Working Cows Podcast.

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You can't afford to miss the Working Cows Podcast

Feb 13, 2019 10:28:31 PM / by Christine Su posted in new farmers and ranchers, regenerative agriculture, ranchers, grazing management, cattle, grazing planning

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"Good Monday morning to all you critter and land loving folks..." is how the Working Cows blog starts off every week. At last, something to get you through every winter Monday this time of year. 

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How Birdwell & Clark Ranch doubled stocking rate to 5000 cattle with 2 employees

Feb 7, 2019 2:12:47 PM / by Christine Su posted in ranchers, stocking rate, grazing management, cattle

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Husband and wife team Emry Birdwell and Deborah Clark manage 5,000 head of stocker cattle in a single herd on the historic 14,200 acre Birdwell and Clark Ranch in north central Texas. Through Holistic Management and adaptive grazing planning, they’ve achieved a stocking rate nearly twice the average for their area and greatly improved soil quality, species diversity, water quality and pasture productivity on the ranch.

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