rotationalgrazing Photos & Videos

9 hours ago

Did you know that an ‘Easter Egger’ is a type of chicken? No egg dying necessary because this little gal will soon start laying light blue and green eggs! And no, there’s no GMOs in this process ~ their eggs are 100% natural, nutritious, and nitrogen-rich. These guys are all natural, soy free, and moved to fresh grass daily to help keep them happy and healthy 🐣 PS This one’s feathers might just be our favorite.

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11 hours ago

We've been very well pleased with our 2019 Grayson and it was so gratifying to share it with old friends visiting the farm last week.

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13 hours ago

This morning I moved these cows into fresh grass. They were not hungry and could have stayed where they were for another few days, but they’re loving the seed heads (think candy for a cow!) and rested grass. #happycows #rotationalgrazing #farmlife #beef

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13 hours ago

Happy cow tails flash grazing some new chicories that came up @srjcshonefarm Did you know this method of grazing can sequester carbon and actually reverse climate change? Chicories have big tap roots to aerate the soil and retain carbon all the while growing better grass for these wagging tails! Support your local cattle rancher, what they grow is delicious and they are quite literally saving the planet!🐄 🐮 🌾 ☀️ #regenerativeagriculture #regenerativefarming #rotationalgrazing #cattle #cows #angus #herford #grassfed #supportlocal #buylocal #localmeat #climatechange #climateaction #farmer #futurefarmer #eatmeat #sonomacounty #california #alwayslearning

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14 hours ago

Farmers are the core foundation of the HNG community. They embody our values and consistently deliver high quality livestock for our programs. Over the next month we will introduce you to the team of HNG farmers that live the dream of keeping their family farms diversified and profitable. People like Sam Dobson, Jim Dobson, and Bass Hyatt, to name a few of our long standing producers, as well as those who support the efforts from seed, fencing, finances and hauling such as Paige Smart, David Lee, Myron Leath and Carolina Farm Credit. It all starts with land, livestock and passion. The success of HNG is directly tied to the success of the local farmer and the agricultural communities we live in. . . . . . #buildingcommunity #thankafarmer @carofarmcredit @farmcredit #farmlife #regenerativeagriculture #grassfedbeef #rotationalgrazing #pastureraisedpork #hngmeatwhereyoueat #youngfarmers #avleats #hickorynutgap #atlfoodie #charlottefoodie

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15 hours ago

Aquele famoso ditado “época de vacas magras” tá sendo só nesse nosso primeiro ano, pois ainda estamos em processo de regeneração do solo, ainda assim, já obtivemos bons resultados iniciais que ficarão cada vez mais evidentes conforme a rotação prosseguir. Aguardando a próxima chuva ansiosamente para a propagação de aveia preta, ervilhaca, centeio e nabo forrageiro que semeamos. #rotationalgrazing #pastoreiorotativo #agriculturaregenerativa #manejoholistico

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15 hours ago

On this lovely #TGRtuesday , let’s talk about values...because it seems that here on our home planet, we humans have collectively forgotten some of the most basic ones! In today’s climate of rampant consumerism (and where the chances of knowing the story behind food or products is pretty much zero), it seems that the lust for money, material things, and the extreme disconnection from the source of these things, food, and each other has never been stronger. Consumer Capitalism has bred a new wave of the “need” for instant gratification, constant convenience, and dependence on single-use items and finite energy sources -- all habits leading to the gross misuse of resources, unmatched pollution problems, and the decline in the health of all species and ecosystems, us included! If we don’t have healthy, well-sourced food, clean water, cohesive communities, and healthy biodiversity, then we begin to see the degradation and death of systems -- just like what we’re seeing right now across the entire planet. Ultimately, nothing is more important than these fundamental things. • • So how do we get back to the basics and revert our collective values to those of harmony with nature and one another? On the large scale, let’s implement Conscious Consumerism -- or voting with your dollar. Seek out and support companies and organizations that work with and for the environment, not against it, and understand respect for our natural resources. On the small scale, eat local food from regenerative sources (gardens too!), as well as fruits and vegetables that are in season. Choose well-sourced seafood or maybe none at all! Buy clothes and products second-hand or ones made from eco-friendly/regenerative natural materials. Organize. Donate. Volunteer. Vote! Be an active part of your #commUNITY. And lastly, never give up hope! Together we can make the world a better place. • • Photo credit: @alushforest • • #tribegreenrising #RegenerativeAgriculture #beyondorganic #farmtotable #farming #agriculture #climatechange #soilhealth #carbonsequestration #rotationalgrazing #ranching #supportlocal #healthysoil #biologicallyactive #robustcompost #organicgardening #organicfarm

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15 hours ago

You’ll find @pggseeds Winfred Brassica and Graza Radish in Millborn Seeds’ “Premium Graze” mix! 👍 . #Repost @millbornseeds with @get_repost ・・・ Premium Graze is a blend of warm season grasses and forage brassicas that was developed as a summer annual grazing system. Plant early in the summer for a rotational grazing system or later in the summer for fall and winter grazing. http://ow.ly/pLHS50uLKOe

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20 hours ago

Happy Birthday Larry! He turns 1 today. Larry is our guard goose and has a very important role on the farm to protect the hens (and to provide entertainment). He is a Roman Tufted Goose. If you want to learn more about our guard goose and our chicken setup in general, check out "Mobile Chicken Coop & Guard Goose" on my YouTube channel. Link in profile.

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1 day ago

Our cows are getting used to us now. Daily moves and afternoon checks means they are learning that we can be trusted. It’s good to see the progress, they have a really important job to do helping us to encourage plant growth and build soil. ———————————————————————— #smallscalefarming #shetlandcattle #shetlandcows #rotationalgrazing #gonative #nativebreeds #itsthelittlethings #smallfarm #homestead #smallholding #rural #countrylife #tallgrassgrazing #harvestinggoodtimes #scotland #farmlife #naturefriendlyfarming

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1 day ago

A quick tour or the tools we are using for our daily pasture changes. Our pasture is split into 4 strips between 200 and 300 feet wide with permanent fence. Each row or strip has a gate on either end to allow the cattle to rotate through. I’m using #gallagherelectricfence reels and step in posts to put up temporary fence and divide the paddocks. We move the water daily with quick attach connections on the fence line. The water trough is the bottom of a plastic barrel with a float in it. The mineral skid works like a wheelbarrow to easily move from paddock to paddock. ATV is handy for the big moves when going from one strip to the other. We have three reels: the cattle are between two single strands and the third one is setup for the next day move. Moving the cattle takes between 20 and 45 minutes a night depending on how many fences I need to move. All in all pretty slick. . . #gallowaycows #gallowaycattle #galloways #ontariobeef #grassfedbeef #kwlocal #rotationalgrazing

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1 day ago

Look at that beautiful golden milk! As some of our customers are aware, we have had a short hiatus on making cheeses from cows milk the last few weeks. We have found a new cows milk producer and are excited to start working with their rich, buttery Jersey milk. Tom and Jodi Grever of @sheeplessnightsmo are in Cameron, MO just north of us. (Visit their website via the link in profile to learn more about them) Out of respect for our Amish Sheep Milk Producers’ customs, we don’t share photos of their farms and animals. So it is an added bonus that Tom and Jodi are so happy to let us take all the pictures we want. Get ready to be spammed by baby cow photos! Jodi sent the last three photos - of Bailey who’s milk she says tastes like ice cream, a spring calf Easter, and a mama cow and her calf. 💕 • • • • • #greendirtfarm #sheeplessnightsmo #gdflocalgoodness #milk #cheesemaking #artisancheese #farm #farmlife #countrylife #midwestliving #sustainablefarming #grassfed #rotationalgrazing #womenwhofarm #westonmo #missourilife #knowyourfarmer #knowyourfood

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1 day ago

"Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home." | Pope Francis, Laudato Si' Watch as Farmer Stephen explains (in less than 4 minutes) how humans, chickens, and cows can work together to build our common home. Then come pick up some of this delicious chicken at the Urban Garden Farmers Market this Saturday, 9am-1pm! Full video: https://youtu.be/2uhI-UNsw9o #supportlocalfarmers #pasturedpoultry #rotationalgrazing #southbendindiana #catholicsocialteaching

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1 day ago

Moving the sheep to new pasture! The second picture here shows what a difference they make on the field, chomping down the leafy grasses. The third picture shows Olivia chomping down on whatever she can find 🤣

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1 day ago

Growing like a weed - June is off to a good start with her Quaterback bull calf (from Haroldson’s Title Shot ET 45Y). We aim to raise good cow calf pairs on grass only (and milk for the calves obviously, which is again produced from grass) #herefordsthriveongrass #herefordcattle #herefordcow #herefordcalf #cowandcalf #canadiancattlegenetics #grazingseason #pastureraised #grassfed #holisticgrazing #ampgrazing #carbonfarming #regenerativeagriculture #rotationalgrazing #cattlephotography #cowportrait #farmphotography

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Each animal herd on my farm gets 15 min of my daily undivided attention. I stay unseen from a distance but close enough to see how fast or slow they`re breathing, how well they are grazing, take mental notes if their laying down quite a bit, if they are isolating themselves, and on weight. If you dont know what normal is for your animals, you will never know what abnormal is until its too late. Your goal is to be proactive, and not reactive. And to always keep the animals moving. We are ushering in a new era on our farm. One of multispecies rotational grazing. Where multiple species of animals work together grazing on different plant life side by side as we continue to build up pasture organically. The method we chose wont win any prizes on speed but in the end we will have lush enough grass to support our flocks, and herds. Sometimes as homesteaders we get comfortable and stuck into routines, or even sometimes lazy. I know I do. but let me encourage you to keep it up. Keep rotating, and keep those animals moving. #nutrientdensefoods #rotationalgrazing #homesteading #pasturerotation #farmbusiness #soilhealth #pasturehealth #parasiteprevention

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1 day ago

A gorgeous day to move some cows!

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2 days ago

We moved the pigs to a new area, but on the way they got super distracted by the violets. True to form the yard cows needed to investigate the newcomers. . We didn't adequately train these pigs to follow a bucket, and let them out, expecting them to follow us to their new paddock. For a few minutes there I thought we might have yard pigs, as well as cows! 🤦🏻‍♀️😉 Fortunately Daniel saved the day, by being super calm and gently, gently leading them with their noses in the bucket of grain. . . . #yardcows #CHOREography #largeblackhogs #jerseycow #onpasture #pasturedpork #managementintensivegrazing #rotationalgrazing

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2 days ago

Thanks to all who came to our farm tour this Saturday! We had such a good time showing you this land we're stewarding and how we work with the herds. Thanks for your awesome questions and your eagerness to see it all! . We have 3 more tours this summer. Check our grazingsdays.ca for the dates and to sign up. . . Merci à toutes celles et tous ceux qui sont venues à notre tournée de la ferme ce samedi. C'est un vrai plaisir de vous montrer et de parler de nos pâturages, des troupeaux et de la science/des philosophies qui nous motivent. . Il nous reste 3 tournées cet été. Visitez grazingdays.ca pour les dates et pour vous inscrire. . . #grassfedbeef #pasturespork #farmtour #farmlife #supportlocal #rotationsurpaturage #rotationalgrazing #mobgrazing #soilhealth #biodiversity #familyfarm #pasturebased #cowcalf #ottcity #outaouais #613farms #613food #613foodie #yow

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2 days ago

Awww....it is that time of year when I love been outside in a t-shirt but must wear long sleeves in the bush to avoid the poison ivy and slow down the wood ticks.... #electricfencing #rotationalgrazing

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2 days ago

Had a beautiful afternoon to move cows down to the processing pens to get ready to move them to our Mt View pasture tomorrow. We have absolutely amazing grass this year, good rains, proper grazing rotation have all contributed to that. In the last picture the grass is as tall as the cows! That should make some great winter grazing #ranchlife #abrockies #blessed #cowchow #cows #pasture #grazing #albertabeef #angus #sustainablepasture #sustainablebeef #sundayafternoon #pasturemanagement #rotationalgrazing #grass #prairie

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2 days ago

Happy #turkeysnoodsunday ! We have plenty of snoods on the farm to share. The turkey crew just got moved to a new pasture and they are loving all the fresh snacks! @5rfarmoregon

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2 days ago

Long branches of an old aspen tree providing shadow for the cattle during hot summer days. Part of our grazing planning includes weather and animal welfare. During hot and sunny days we move the animals to pastures where there’s trees for cool resting areas for the hottest hours. Diverse vegetation together with different tree species enhances biodiversity and adds to a picturesque pastoral environment for every creature living in it from bugs and birds to grazing animals as well as the cattlewoman wandering through it #silvopasture #grazingplanning #holisticgrazing #grazingseason #aspenbranch #rural_landscapes #herefordcattle #rotationalgrazing #pasture #biodiversity #country_features #cattlephotography

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Make shit, scratch dirt, eat bugs, eat weed seeds, make eggs. Eggs are a by product in my model. I dont keep chickens for eggs, i keep them to manage soil and make compost. This system would be easier growing meat birds, but ....lets try managing 46 birds before growing 200 a year. The weather has definitely set me back , but im kinda glad its forced me to ease into things and plan a little better. #chickens #rotationalgrazing #shit #tillage #pestcontrol #organic #eggs #hens #minnowcreekhempcompany

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