Online grazing magazines

As many of us are doing, I’m slowly making the transition to reading my magazines online. I still best enjoy having a magazine or book in my hand but see the the benefits of receiving  my reading material online. I think it’s a great way for a small community like graziers to be served without the large expense of a paper publication.

For many years the only publication dedicated to grazing livestock was The Stockman Grass Farmer. SGF was practically my only source of grazing information in the 80’s and 90’s [before internet] and while I still look forward to receiving new issues it is now just one source of grazing information for me and they don’t have an online presence.  Graze magazine gave us an additional magazine option in the 90’s and they recently started a new website, where you can view articles from the magazine as well as a complete sample issue you can download. I always look forward to Joel McNairs editorial columns.

Other sites I like to visit.

On Pasture–a brand new online grazing magazine. One of the founders of the magazine is Kathy Voth who is well known for her ability to teach herbivores to eat weeds. [you need to type this one in as I couldn't get it to link]

Agricultural Insights–Chris Stelzer has a truly innovative website. Using podcasts and videos, Chris is really giving us access, through interviews, to some of the most notable names in the industry.

 Practical Farmers of Iowa–while not a magazine, this site has quite a few reference articles and a nice calendar of events for pasture walks and field days. Has a small section on pastured pork, not always an easy subject to find information about. The blog section has categories so you can read about subjects that interest you.

Burke Teichert–writes a column for Beef magazine. Mr. Teichert articles on cow/grass management come from a long period as manager for the largest beef operation in the United States, Deseret Land and Cattle. Very practical information.

Would like to hear others favorite sites.


About Steve Freeman

Steve Freeman joined Forester Industries as a partner in 2005 after being one of the first customers to use the PasturePro post. He installed his first electric fence in the early 1980’s and implemented management intensive grazing in 1987. Presently, the operation is exclusively beef cattle, but in the past it has also included both goats and sheep. Steve is always happy to talk grazing practices, livestock raising and fence building.
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