Download All Flesh Is Grass: The Pleasures and Promises of Pasture by Gene Logsdon PDF

By Gene Logsdon

Amidst Mad Cow scares and client matters approximately how cattle are bred, fed, and raised, many farmers and homesteaders are rediscovering the normal perform of pastoral farming. Grasses, clovers, and forbs are the traditional nutrition of farm animals, horses, and sheep, and are important vitamins for hogs, chickens, and turkeys. shoppers more and more search the overall healthiness advantages of meat from animals raised in eco-friendly paddocks rather than in muddy feedlots.

In All Flesh Is Grass: The Pleasures and delivers of Pasture Farming, Gene Logsdon explains that well-managed pastures are nutritious and palatable—virtual salads for farm animals. Leafy pastures additionally carry the soil, foster biodiversity, and create stunning landscapes. Grass farming could be the answer for a under pressure agricultural method according to an commercial version and propped up by way of federal subsidies.

In his transparent and conversational sort, Logsdon explains traditionally powerful practices and new options. His hot, informative profiles of profitable grass farmers supply concept and ideas. His narrative is enriched through his personal event as a “contrary farmer” on his artisan-scale farm close to higher Sandusky, Ohio.

All Flesh Is Grass could have extensive attract the sustainable advertisement farmer, the home-food manufacturer, and all shoppers who care approximately their food.

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Will be red clover next year, with timothy and ryegrass added. 32 CHAPTER TWO CH02_20-36 7/1/04 3:42 PM Page 33 You can see how the rotation goes. If I start with corn: () corn; () oats/red clover, ladino or alfalfa; () red clover, ladino or alfalfa, possibly interseeded to timothy; () red clover, ladino or alfalfa with timothy; () wheat or oats in declining legumes. If I wanted to, I could skip the wheat or oats and sow new red clover into any of the other legumes. New alfalfa seeding in old alfalfa won’t do well.

32 CHAPTER TWO CH02_20-36 7/1/04 3:42 PM Page 33 You can see how the rotation goes. If I start with corn: () corn; () oats/red clover, ladino or alfalfa; () red clover, ladino or alfalfa, possibly interseeded to timothy; () red clover, ladino or alfalfa with timothy; () wheat or oats in declining legumes. If I wanted to, I could skip the wheat or oats and sow new red clover into any of the other legumes. New alfalfa seeding in old alfalfa won’t do well. Both ladino and red clovers will reseed themselves to some extent.

I should rather say that he met me. He called to say that The Contrary Farmer was the only book he had ever read all the way through. I was flattered and very surprised. The few people who had complimented me before were mostly philosophical types no more successful in the hard world of finance than I was. But here was a multimillionaire who had known the derision of the business world when he started selling sausage store to store telling me that what I was saying needed to be read by young commercial farmers everywhere.

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