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365-day a year grazing? Not quite - but close!

March 1, 2020

One accomplishment for which our family is extremely proud this winter is that we didn't have to feed our cows hay as a substitute ration until 2 weeks ago! 

That's a HUGE step for us in accomplishing a 100% regenerative ranch.  

Sustainability is key, and letting the cows graze stockpiled grass while depositing fertilizer and microbes all winter reduced machine and fossil fuel dependence by about 75% compared to last winter.  I wouldn't have believed it possible 10 years ago, but here we are.  

Thank you for your support and motivation along the way!

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About the pic.  That's actually from 2018. 

In the midst of a blizzard, here's some beauty: yes, those are cows grazing through the snow on grass stockpiled for winter. 

We won't avoid feeding bales completely, but every "bale" that the cows harvest on their own is considered a measure of success in my book! 

Btw- these cows are more comfortable now than when it's 80 degrees....lots of hair and fat insulate their very warm bodies

Jamie Bierman

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