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True Capital is Biological Capital

By Troy Bishopp / October 3, 2010

3 Days of Inspiration from a South African Rancher When a farmer whose family lineage on the same land dates back to 1863 speaks about taking back our own destiny…

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Rare Breeds Pose Challenges, Offer Opportunities

By Adrienne Masler / October 3, 2010

  Ever since the advent of animal agriculture 10,000 years ago, countless breeds of livestock have evolved and adapted in response to natural and human selection.  Livestock breeds adapted to…

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Small is Beautiful: Making a Living with 12 Cows on Wake Robin Farm

By Adrienne Masler / July 4, 2010

FROM VEGETABLES TO DAIRY After operating a vegetable CSA for six years at Wake Robin Farm in Jordan, NY, Meg and Bruce Schader agreed that they would rather milk cows. …

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By Brett Chedzoy / July 4, 2010

Grazing domestic livestock in wooded areas is a common practice in many parts of the world and other regions of the U.S., but became taboo in the northeast in the…

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How to Get Started with Sheep

By Ulf Kintzel  / July 4, 2010

Let’s assume you have a parcel of land. You would like to get started but you don’t know how. Here is an outline. Pasture. If your parcel of land is…

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Dairy Farm Pushes the Limits: Grass and Genetics at Dharma lea farm

By Paul Van Amburgh / July 4, 2010

Dairy farmers are suffering in the midst of dairy’s worst financial crash ever. With the very existence of the family dairy farm in question, 2010 promises many foreclosures, for both…

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Celebrating the Vitality of Grazing Farms with the Vermont Grass Farmers Association

By Jennifer Colby / July 4, 2010

The Vermont Grass Farmers Association is a farmer-driven organization dedicated to furthering the use of managed grazing for livestock to create healthier soils, stronger local economies, and happier farmers. Today,…

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Raising and Finishing Lambs on Pasture

By Ulf Kintzel  / April 4, 2010

“It can’t be done”. I hear that often when the topic of raising and finishing lambs on pasture is being discussed. Can it be done? Let’s take a look at…

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Yes, Cows Eat Weeds!

By Nancy Glazier / April 4, 2010

Learn from Kathy Voth’s work The Northeast Pasture Consortium (NEPC) Annual Meeting was held in January this year inVermont. The weather can be questionable at best in January, but it…

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There is More Than One Way to Milk a Cow

By Fay Benson / April 4, 2010

New Zealanders Change the Dairy Paradigm in Missouri The contrast between a U.S. dairy management style and the New Zealand grazing dairy approach was easy to see at a grazing…

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