Cattle Farming FAQ's

Click on the grass fed cattle farming questions below to expand the answers to the most frequently asked questions - asked by other farmers - about the business of producing grass fed beef.

And if you don't find answers to your questions, use the contact form to get in touch. 

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ALL ABOUT GRASS FED BEEF PRODUCTION

Is grass-fed beef production more expensive than grain-fed production?

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If beef is marketed as 'grass fed,' doesn't that automatically imply that the cattle were raised using a pasture-based cattle farming strategy?

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I switched to grass-fed production and my costs are much higher than they were before. How can I bring my costs down so I can price my beef competitively but still be grass-fed?

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My neighbor's farm is grass fed, but they do things very different than the strategies described on your website or in your book. Are they doing something wrong?

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GETTING STARTED in GRASS FED CATTLE FARMING

I want to start a grass fed cattle business, from scratch. Where do I start?

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Is there a single right way to set up a grass-fed farm?

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I need advice about my specific farm - can you help me?

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I want to switch my existing cattle business to grass fed production. How do I make the transition?

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What are the three most important changes I can make to transition my current cattle farm to grass-fed production?

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TOOLS and PASTURE TECHNOLOGIES

I am having trouble sourcing some of the products mentioned in your book. Where can I find them?

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My vet, soil lab, animal nutritionist, or agricultural extension agent recommends a certain product _____ (i.e. parasite control, immunization, antibiotic, fertilizer, pesticide etc.). Is this product safe…?

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Is this product _____ (i.e. parasite control, immunization, antibiotic, fertilizer, pesticide, etc) okay to use for organic cattle farming?

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ORGANIC CERTIFICATION

Do I need organic certification for my grass-fed beef?

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I am considering getting organic certification for the extra marketing possibilities, but my organic association's rules don't make any sense for grass-fed cattle producers (i.e. bedding during winter grazing, tagging calves at birth, treated fence posts for my miles and miles of fencelines). Help?

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BOOKS and FURTHER EDUCATION

Where can I buy your book - Grass-Fed Cattle: how to produce and market natural beef?

It is available through most major book chains. You can learn more about my book here, or follow one of the links below to your favorite bookseller.

Grass Fed Cattle

Available in the US:

Grass-Fed Cattle at www.amazon.com
Grass-Fed Cattle at www.barnesandnoble.com
Grass-Fed Cattle at www.indiebound.org
Grass-Fed Cattle at www.play.google.com

In Canada:

Grass-Fed Cattle at www.amazon.ca
Grass-Fed Cattle at www.chapters.indigo.ca

In the UK:

Grass-Fed Cattle at www.amazon.co.uk
Grass-Fed Cattle at www.waterstones.com



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