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Helping grass farmers learn from grass farmers. Each episode features a grass farmer utilizing regenerative practices. We discuss the farmers journey to regenerative practices and operation followed by the Over Grazing section and the Famous Four questions.
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Baa's and Bleat's - The AASRP Podcast

The American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners (AASRP)

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This podcast is sponsored by the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners. In Season 1, host Dr. Michelle Buckley from Iowa State University will explore dairy goat production by providing insights on improving milk quality and antimicrobial stewardship. Each episode focuses on a different aspect of dairy goat production with guest speakers ranging from veterinarians to farm managers. Questions can be directed to DairyGoatExtension@iastate.edu.Season 1 is also supported by the US ...
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The Boma

International Livestock Research Institute

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Welcome to ‘The Boma’—a new podcast about livestock in the developing world—the cattle, camels, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry—that provide billions of people with nutrition, income, resources and livelihoods. How can small scale livestock systems be sustainable, as well as profitable? How can they help protect the environment? Do they harm or enhance human health? Check out The Boma to hear diverse perspectives on some of the hottest topics debated today and dive deep into the best and late ...
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Humans have domesticated and handled animals for 14,000 years. Modern times have brought urbanization and technology which have caused a drastic decline in human-animal interactions. As a result, the knowledge of how to properly handle, restrain, and house animals is in decline. In Better Animal Handling, C.B. Chastain, veterinarian and professor emeritus, describes effective, humane animal handling with emphasis on safety measures to prevent injury and the transmission of zoonotic diseases.
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In Stock Talk we talk about most things livestock. Since my family raises show lambs and show goats, I know a thing or two about livestock production. If you want to know some basic information about Iowa's livestock, then you should listen to this podcast.
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EGGCELLENT ADVENTURES with Reec Swiney EGGcellent Adventures is a podcast designed to introduce children and adults of all ages to the highs and lows of raising backyard chickens! Listen as your host, radio sensation Reec Swiney turns his pandemic hobby of raising chickens into a full-fledged career. Join him as he interviews fellow farmers and connected brands, discussing how to grow plants and vegetables, raise chickens and livestock, ways to run a successful ranch, and much more. Created ...
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Down to Earth is a podcast about regenerative agriculture, and it’s for everyone who eats. We invite you to meet the people shaping a healthier food system—farmers, ranchers, scientists, land managers, writers, and many others. Designing a future that draws on both tradition and innovation, they’re on a mission to change the paradigm so that the food we eat is healthy and long-term sustainable—for families and growers, for wildlife and water, for climate and planet. downtoearthradio.com
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Lilly Cappitte is her chapter's president, a business owner and a gregarious agriculturist, but it wasn't always this way. Growing up in her blended household, Lilly did not have anyone expressing any agricultural influence on her. Nobody in the family worked in agriculture or was trying to move back to a farm or anything like that. When Lilly was …
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For Information Like Degrees Offered, Annual Costs, Etc., Please Click The Banner Below: The Agricultural College Episode is designed to profile agricultural trade schools, junior colleges, colleges and universities around the U.S. This episode is an effort to replicate the conversation that prospective students, parents and ag teachers might have …
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Tip Of The Week How can you help with threat assessment? Rural Crime In The U.S. https://salinapost.com/posts/d8120ba2-e53e-4785-b9ad-5deb4f882340 https://www.greenriverstar.com/story/2024/02/29/news/recent-sentencing-from-the-us-attorneys-office-district-of-wyoming/11404.html https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/miniature-horse-shot-killed-maple-valle…
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Nate Crumbley is a chapter sentinel and is just finishing up his junior year of high school. He has wanted to farm and be part of agriculture ever since he can remember first riding around on a tractor with his grandfather. This is what first led him to try raising rabbits. During the year of Covid lockdowns and online school, he had very little to…
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Join us for this discussion about pain control options in goats with Dr. Daniela Luethy from the University of Pennsylvania as we discuss kidding complications in goats that are seen at veterinary teaching hospitals. The primary paper discussed is titled: “A Multi-Center Study of Uterine Tears and Other Reproductive Complications in Periparturient …
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Today's episode is significant to me for a couple of reasons. First, what Dan Frank is doing epitomizes what this show is all about. He is a small, owner/operator of a business that allowed him to "make it in farm country". Dan values the lifestyle that living rural and farming brings, and this drives him to find a way to make a living "out there".…
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Jace Taylor is the Chapter Reporter for his FFA Chapter and a sophomore in high school. He is also the owner of "Goat Tuff Solutions", a company that he purchased from his father in which he manufactures panels, gates, feeders and more for goat production. Jace has some big goals in the FFA. Currently he competing at the state level in Oklahoma in …
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Join us as we welcome Connor from LauKant Farms and Serrated Shade to the Grazing Grass Podcast, where he shares his insightful transition from a college student to a successful grass farmer managing a substantial grazing operation. Listen in as Connor details the strategic moves that propelled his farm forward, including rotational grazing inspire…
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Clayton Jennings is currently serving as a 2nd Vice-President in his FFA Chapter as well as playing two sports. He and his sister work together on their families farm and raise pigs, with a total of three enterprises devoted to selling show pigs, showing their own pigs and selling pork. The pork enterprise, called C&C Premium Pork, belongs to Clayt…
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For Information Like Degrees Offered, Annual Costs, Etc., Please Click The Banner Below: The Agricultural College Episode is designed to profile agricultural trade schools, junior colleges, colleges and universities around the U.S. This episode is an effort to replicate the conversation that prospective students, parents and ag teachers might have …
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Tip Of The Week Would you consider a GPS collar for your horses? Rural Crime In The U.S. https://www.kcbd.com/2024/02/14/thieves-steal-86000-worth-property-including-horses-cement-mixer-lynn-co/ https://www.mymix1041.com/mcminn-county-sheriffs-office-looking-for-stolen-trailer-tools/ https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animals/police-investigate-horse-r…
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Rachelle Meyer is 30 years old, the mother of 7 and a successful regenerative farmer from Southeastern Minnesota. She and her husband, Jordan, have been together since high school, and they have been farming together since they got married. Jordan grew up on his families farm/dairy, and Rachelle grew up outside of agriculture. However, her mother h…
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On tomorrow's ag business episode I am featuring an inspiring entrepreneur who has built a farming enterprise with her husband through regenerative farming practices. This made me think back to this interview I did with Wil Crombie in 2011, and I realized that it was the perfect tie in to tomorrow's show.…
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Join me as I sit down with Jared Luhmen, esteemed host of the Herd Quitter podcast and an innovative grass farmer, for a riveting exploration of sustainable farming practices and the evolution of livestock breeding. Listen in as Jared shares his personal journey from a disinterest in cattle to cultivating a passion for grazing management. Discover …
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Cash Lehrman is the Chapter President of the Bridgewater-Emery FFA in Emery, South Dakota. He is also a cattle rancher on his family's first generation operation, and he has his own business clipping cattle for other ranchers in preparation for their performance sales. Cash ranches with his family in Eastern South Dakota, and has been doing so all …
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Have you ever seen a post about dairy goats on social media and thought "what the heck is a recorded grade and an experimental?" Don't worry, Jon and Danielle crack open their guidebooks to explain what the difference is. There are many nuances to what makes a grade and experimental and your faithful hosts are here to make it easier on you. episode…
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Nick Mendoza grew up in a cattle ranching family in New Mexico, but when he moved to San Diego he fell in love with the ocean and got hooked on fish and marine science. Taking the lessons from regenerative cattle production to the oceans, he studied Environmental and Marine Resources at Stanford University, and earned a graduate degree in graduate …
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Kailee Adkins is her chapter's FFA President, a national finalist in agriscience and show goat producer from Chillicothe, Ohio. She has had an interesting journey to where she is at today. When she was about 9 years old, she and her family moved to the farm on which they currently reside. Kailee described her father has wanting she and her young si…
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For Information Like Degrees Offered, Annual Costs, Etc., Please Click The Banner Below: The Agricultural College Episode is designed to profile agricultural trade schools, junior colleges, colleges and universities around the U.S. This episode is an effort to replicate the conversation that prospective students, parents and ag teachers might have …
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Andrew Szalach is a really amazing FFA student. He has been very involved in the FFA since 6th grade, even before he could officially join in the 7th. So much so that he served as his chapter's vice president during his freshman year and has served as his chapter's president the past two, subsequent years. There is no doubt that when Andrew finds s…
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Spring is coming everyone, and it always makes me think about the spring of 2012. Back then I had never started a business, but I had identified one that I wanted to start. The first business I started was gopher extermination, and it was a seasonal business. All winter and spring I had been getting cold feet and chickening out until one night at a…
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Join us on the Grazing Grass podcast as we welcome Rob Dowdle, a seventh-generation farmer with a rich heritage in agriculture. Rob shares his transformation from a full-time pastor to a passionate steward of the land, managing a diverse range of livestock. Tune in as Rob recounts the evolution of his farming practices, from childhood experiences o…
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Stephen Lemon is the host of the Chef Lemonhead Youtube Channel, an FFA student and the chair of his chapter's recruitment committee. With almost 4,000 subscribers on Youtube, including me, Stephen is inspiring people to cook all sorts of creative dishes. Stephen has had a fascination with cooking since he was about five years old, and when he firs…
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Nancy Rivas is a senior at Sanger High School and is very active in her FFA program. She did not grow up on a farm or ranch and really had no exposure to agriculture as a child. However, when it came time to start high school in 2020 she was aware of an "easy" class called "floral design" and she signed up for it. Nancy's start to high school was n…
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For Information Like Degrees Offered, Annual Costs, Etc., Please Click The Banner Below: The Agricultural College Episode is designed to profile agricultural trade schools, junior colleges, colleges and universities around the U.S. This episode is an effort to replicate the conversation that prospective students, parents and ag teachers might have …
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On today's episode I am catching up with Zac Fralix from Southern Tennessee. Zac was originally on the show in 2015 when he and his, now wife, were going gangbusters raising around 500 goats, teaching people to fit goats, showing goats and fitting on contract all around the country. Sometime after that, with an urge to stay closer to home, Zach sta…
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Spring is coming everyone, and it always makes me think about the spring of 2012. Back then I had never started a business, but I had identified one that I wanted to start. The first business I started was gopher extermination, and it was a seasonal business. All winter and spring I had been getting cold feet and chickening out until one night at a…
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Join me as welecome Lee Sexton from Sexton Grazing and Consulting, who brings a wealth of knowledge on targeted grazing. In our enlightening chat, Lee shares his personal grazing journey, focusing on the nuances of managing yearling cattle. He also discusses his side business that leverages targeted grazing as a tool for soil enhancement and vegeta…
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Zach Gingras is his FFA Chapter's treasurer, a first year FFA student and the owner of a growing herd of Nigerian Dwarf goats with some outstanding genetics. Back in 2020, when Zach was bored to tears staying home during Covid, he was scrolling through the internet and found a video about goats. This sparked an interest in him, and he decided to pu…
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EGGCELLENT ADVENTURES Ep. 21 SHISHANA ROURKE - EXOTIC RESCUE, WATER BUFFALO WHISPERER. Shishana has been making huge waves on social media with half a million followers on Facebook. People are intrigued with her exotic animal and horse rescue, especially with the "Bog Guy" Hank, the Water Buffalo! Horses, water buffalo, zebra, zonkey and more! This…
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Throughout the country breeders are in the throes of kidding season or are preparing for it. Jon and Danielle are joined by Kelley Hines of Here Be Goats LaMancha and Nigerian Dairy Goats to talk about her experiences and success with dealing with ketosis Kelley Hines- Here Be Goats we have merchBy Hosts: Jon Kain and Danielle Carolei
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Several years ago I did a series of episodes about the health benefits of entrepreneurship. I was looking at those today and decided that I would record another episode about this very topic. I think being an entrepreneur or small business owner is healthier for you than fighting the rat race to get to a career that is the wrong fit for you. The ma…
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Carbon credits were designed as a market mechanism to incentivize projects that sequester carbon and reduce carbon emissions. The idea is to pay people who are doing climate friendly projects, and sell credits to emitters. But do they work? Is there independent verification that carbon is really being sequestered? What does it mean when people are …
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Adam Keir is his FFA chapter's Chaplain, a musician, a junior in high school and he is the winner of Pennsylvania's most improved award for the 1941 Farmall tractor that he restored. There is something really special about Adam's story. The farm that he lives on was started by his great grandfather, whom he was never able to meet. However, the orig…
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For Information Like Degrees Offered, Annual Costs, Etc., Please Click The Banner Below: The Agricultural College Episode is designed to profile agricultural trade schools, junior colleges, colleges and universities around the U.S. This episode is an effort to replicate the conversation that prospective students, parents and ag teachers might have …
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Tip Of The Week Livestock hoarding is a mental illness, that livestock producers need to be on the lookout for. Rural Crime In The U.S. https://myvalleynews.com/blog/2024/02/01/sheriffs-rural-crime-team-assists-in-anza/ https://wcfcourier.com/news/local/crime-courts/record-low-crime-black-hawk-county-2023/article_2a920050-c05b-11ee-bfb7-5300a0cf9ae…
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Reagan Long is the Chapter President of the Shield's Valley FFA Chapter and owns his own lawn care company, and yes, his first employee was his own father. Way back in the 7th Grade one of Reagan's neighbors asked him if he would be willing to mow their lawn for money. Neither of them knew it at the time, but this was the launch of a great lawn car…
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