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The grazier’s magic bullet

Grazing with Steve Kenyon

We live in a world of band-aid solutions, symptom solvers and we are all looking for that next magic bullet. Agriculture has become dependent on these quick fixes to address symptoms. If there is an issue in agriculture, such as a pest, a weed, or a parasite, then somewhere in agriculture we have developed a band-aid solution to address the […] Read more


My cover crop

Grazing with Steve Kenyon

There has been lots of excitement during the last few years over cover crops. The soil conferences and seminars have been full of cover crop talks and trade shows are full of salesmen. It is the latest craze in agriculture and I agree that there are a lot of situations where the cover crop is […] Read more



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The off-farm job

Grazing with Steve Kenyon

When I came out of high school, many years ago, I was under the impression that if I wanted to farm, I would need to have an off-farm job. I am not sure how that message was instilled in me as my father did not have one when he farmed. I guess I was told enough […] Read more


Calculating livestock appreciation and depreciation

News Roundup from the February 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Most farmers understand depreciation, right? When you buy a new pickup, it depreciates rather quickly once you drive it off the lot. Your tractor will depreciate over time as well as the rest of your equipment. Your accountant will depreciate your assets each year in your books. Pretty straightforward, but there are a few places where […] Read more



What can go wrong with swath grazing?

From freeze to thaw, Steve Kenyon has dealt with many a situation

I am a big fan of speakers at conferences that tell you about all the stuff that went wrong. I would rather learn from someone else’s mistakes than my own. I already have far too many “learning experience’s” here at Greener Pastures Ranching. Too many of the speakers explain how easy and trouble-free their particular […] Read more


Dealing with the mob

Grazing with Steve Kenyon

A healthy soil is an incredibly complex ecosystem that we know very little about. There are millions and millions of interactions that occur within our soils. It is more complex and busier than a bookie in Vegas on fight night. I call this My Secret Underground Black Market and it is controlled by the plants. […] Read more



The economics behind bale grazing

Grazing with Steve Kenyon

I started bale grazing in 1999 and have had many producers over the years thank me for sharing my bale grazing information with them. The usual comment is that they will never go back to the traditional method of feeding cattle. For me, bale grazing was a no-brainer once I looked at the cost savings. […] Read more


Winter grazing options

Grazing with Steve Kenyon

As I write this, our summer is winding down and the evenings are starting to cool off. It won’t be long now until our killing frost hits us. This happens usually sometime in mid-September for us here in Busby, Alberta. We have had a good summer this year with plenty of moisture and we left extra residue all […] Read more



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Be TRU to yourself

Education: News Roundup from the September 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

I have been quite concerned over the last few years about the direction in which the agricultural industry is headed. We have been pushed down a road of quick fixes for quite some time. What we really need are long-term solutions to the problems. Environment and health care are two of the big issues we […] Read more


Kenyon: Have you tried ACV yet?

Many years ago I was very excited to hear Gerald Fry speak at a conference. He had some fascinating topics and I have been a huge follower of his ever since. I was also lucky enough a couple of years later to attend his course on Linear Measurement and Genetics. If you ever get a chance […] Read more