Grazing the Savanna: Lessons from New Forest and Mastodon Valley Farms presented by Peter Allen at PV2 (b039)

[gap size=”50px”] Today’s episode is a replay of the presentation that Peter Allen gave at PV2 in March 2015.. The presentation is titled Grazing the Savanna: Lessons from New Forest and Mastodon Valley Farms. In this talk Peter will share the lessons he learned establishing and managing multi-species rotational grazing operations in a well-established permaculture…

How to Raise Pigs Regeneratively in the Woods – Part 3 – Selling Pork and Balancing Demand – Grass Fed Life – Episode 10

  [gap size=”75px”] Over the last few episodes we have talked about raising pork. Today we will be shifting that conversation over to cover what do you do with that pig once it has been raised. The obvious answer is you take it to a butcher who processes it down into various cuts. But this…

How to Raise Pigs Regeneratively in the Woods – Part 1 – The Basic Methodology – Grass Fed Life – Episode 8

  [gap size=”75px”] Today we will take a realistic look at how Darby raises his pigs on his farm and why. We will place a lot of emphasis on his context and how that directly ties to why he does what he does. As you will hear it’s a balancing act. It’s a constant balance…

The Bumpy Road Towards a Modern Agricultural Future: When What Could Be and What Is Collide in Reality with Chris Kerston (PVP126)

[gap size=”50px”] What do you do as a farmer, when you are trapped in an agricultural system that values quantity not quality? A system where you literally get paid for now much you produce, irrespective of how nutrient dense it is or how sustainable it is. And how do you as a farmer work within…

Time is Money – Advantages, Disadvantages, and Things to Consider for Farm Scale Poultry Processing – Grass Fed Life – Episode 5

  [gap size=”75px”] “I am looking into starting my farming business soon, in nearly such a manner as you did Darby, while working a full time job in the city. I plan to start with chickens and have a few questions…. Did you start out processing your own birds? I ask because I live in…

Forced to leave a farmers market due to low sales – What’s Next? – Grass Fed Life – Episode 4

  [gap size=”75px”] Darby has been at one particular farmers market for the past six years, but this year he is changing things and not returning to that market due to low sales. In today’s episode we will talk about what he looked for in a new market, and how evaluated a new market.  …

Advice on Choosing Hatcheries, Chicken Tractors, and How Darby Starts His 500 Broilers on Pasture – Grass Fed Life – Episode 3

  [gap size=”75px”] 500 baby chicks have arrived at Darby’s farm thus beginning the cycle of raising broilers for the season.  With the chicks on farm we will talk about what the next steps are. We also discuss the importance of choosing the right hatcheries and breed.  Not just to make sure that you receive…

A New Farm Season Begins – Making Improvements and Planning Ahead – Grass Fed Life – Episode 2

  [gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”100px”] Takeaways from this episode “You use what you have when you start.” Expect to lose 20% of your customers year over year. Always building your customer base. Starting with cattle, then start with stockers. Learn how to work with cows.  Learn how to manage grass. Need to plan long…

Raising Cows, Pigs and Chickens Profitably on Pasture – Grass Fed Life – Episode 1

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”100px”] About farmer and father, Darby Simpson Entering his 10th year of farming in 2016. Started farming part time in 2007.   Went full time in 2010. Started on 1 acres with 50 broilers. Farms on 50 acres now. 15 acres are in hay. 35 acres are fenced in for grazing cows…

Soil Life Exploding at Judy Farms – Using High Density Mob Grazing and Earth Worms to Build Soil by Greg Judy (PVP119)

  [gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] This episode is the reading of the blog post, Soil Life Exploding At Judy Farms, written by Greg Judy. “2010 was our fourth complete year of Holistic High Density Planned Grazing on Judy farms. The last six months on Judy farms have been a real eye opener. We have…