It was around this time that Norris' father encountered some articles on linear assessment and mineral balance in diet written by the famous cattleman Gearld Fry in Stockman Grass Farmer
One of my most significant mentors, Allan Nation, founder of The Stockman Grass Farmer
magazine, used to say that "the biological time clock runs at its own pace." In a high-tech, mechanical world full of technicians and engineers, we're used to making things happen at our pace.
The December 1996 issue of The Stockman Grass Farmer
(800-748-9808) included an article on one Umbarger, Texas, family who sells almost all of the poultry, pork and beef they produce through an on-the-farm small retail store.
"Profitable farms always have a threadbare look," says Allan Nation, editor of Stockman Grass Farmer
There were Holsteins but I didn't want that large an animal, didn't like Holstein milk and, after subscribing to The Stockman Grass Farmer
, knew that the larger breeds don't do well on grass and hay alone but need supplemental feed.
Most of these are available from The Stockman Grass Farmer
(See photo.) However, while attending a Stockman Grass Farmer
For more information on grass-based production, check out The Stockman Grass Farmer
According to the December 1993 issue of The Stockman Grass Farmer
, near Macon, MS, Tom Miller's primary operation used to be to buy newborn dairy calves and then raise them on milk replacer and pasture to market either as stocker calves or replacements to local dairies.
The book, Pastured Poultry Profits, can be ordered for $30 (plus $3.50 postage) from The Stockman Grass Farmer
, PO Box 9607, Jackson, MS 39286 (telephone 1-800-748-9808).
A writer in the October 1996 issue of Stockman Grass Farmer
reported his doctors concluded his getting shocked by his electric fence caused him to experience an irregular heart beat.
Selected chapters have been compiled into Louis Bromfield at Malabar, available from the Stockman Grass Farmer
Bookshelf, PO Box 9607, Jackson, MS 39286 for $22.45 postpaid.