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Nov 30 2020
Nov 30 2020

A D2C (Direct-to-Consumer) business model is often a win-win for all parties. As consumers become increasingly aware of their purchasing decisions, they are influenced by the nutritional benefits, carbon impact and ethical process of where products come from. Producers who...

Nov 27 2020
Nov 27 2020

By Victoria Lawrence Every month, we will spotlight a grazing topic to share with our community such as mob grazing. This month’s contributor is Victoria Lawrence, a MaiaGrazing sales specialist based in Western Australia.  What is mob grazing? ‘Mob grazing’ is a...

Nov 09 2020
Nov 09 2020

Walk with Me is a new quarterly series that aims to highlight the challenges that farmers encounter. These challenges can take various forms, be it personal or professional. By putting together a platform for sharing these stories, we hope...

Nov 06 2020
Nov 06 2020

By Alec Duffy Last month, I joined my teammates to attend an RCS Grazing Clinic in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia. The clinic ran over three days; including a two-day workshop where we learnt about the fundamentals of running a successful...

Oct 27 2020
Oct 27 2020

We hosted an exciting live panel discussion, How RegenAg Enriches the Food Lifecycle, in partnership with soil carbon management company AgriProve, on how regenerative agriculture is influencing the way they design their interactions with the world. Pictured from left to...

Oct 12 2020
Oct 12 2020

TOPIC - Cow Depreciation: How to Calculate it, and What you Can Do About It Following on from Gaining Economic Leverage from Planned Grazing, we've put together another beautiful partnership to help you gain better control of your grazing management....

Oct 07 2020
Oct 07 2020

Michael Gooden is a Rotational Grazing advocate who was first introduced to the concept at a 2008 KLR marketing course (Jim Lindsay, Grahame Rees & Rod Knight Marketing course). Following that, he embraced the principles of Holistic Management through...

Sep 30 2020
Sep 30 2020

Earlier this month, Anneliese Walker from our Customer Success team attended a popular Cornerstone Grazing workshop in Nebraska, USA on Management-intensive Grazing. Here, she shares her experience learning from Jim Gerrish and how she plans to adopt these strategies...

Sep 14 2020
Sep 14 2020

As temperatures drop, graziers need to adjust their grazing accordingly to not only ensure that they can extend the grazing season through the cold months, but also thrive beyond the frost. Watch Jim Gerrish, American GrazingLands Services, to learn...

Sep 08 2020
Sep 08 2020

A highly accomplished and vocal advocate of regenerative agriculture, Sam Trethewey is a third generation Tasmanian farmer and entrepreneur who spent 15 years working on farms and across cities in the startup, agtech and agribusiness space. Alongside his wife Steph...

Jul 23 2020
Jul 23 2020

Extending Summer's Bounty How to use the summer to fall transition to set yourself up for year-round grazing Together with Stockman Grass Farmer, we presented another educational session with grazing guru, Jim Gerrish from American GrazingLands Services. With the growing season...

Jul 22 2020
Jul 22 2020

In the fourth episode of Champions of Grazing Innovation, we shared the innovation journey of Charlie Arnott. Charlie is an award-winning grazier from Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia, an educator and passionate advocate for Regenerative Farming practices. His family...

Jul 01 2020
Jul 01 2020

By Sheeda Cheng Last night, we showcased Alex and Nick Anderson from Newstead Pastoral Company in the third episode of our webinar series, Champions of Grazing Innovation. The Andersons are a young growing family in Australia, based in Mullaley, New...

Jun 05 2020
Jun 05 2020

In the second episode of Champions of Grazing Innovation, we highlighted the regenerative journey of Maddy Pursehouse. Maddy shared her story on getting through drought with the help of MaiaGrazing. Watch a replay of this 30-min Q&A: https://youtu.be/kw0Me_X5iCQ   Maddy Pursehouse was...

Jun 01 2020
Jun 01 2020

Making Great Grazing Decisions By David McLean, Chairman at RCS Australia Recently, I joined MaiaGrazing’s Bart Davidson and Mystery Park’s Ainsley McArthur on a webinar - The Right Call: Critical Decision Making for Profitable Grazing. During the session, I challenged the...

May 28 2020
May 28 2020

By Colin Feilen We hosted Jim Gerrish from American GrazingLands again today on a very popular webinar, Paddock Design 101: Planned Grazing Fundamentals in collaboration with our Canadian friends, Foothills Forage & Grazing Association. In it, Jim covered the following:  Pasture sub-division: the “why” and “how”  Time...

May 25 2020
May 25 2020

By Col Feilen Early in May, we launched a new series called Champions of Grazing Innovation to celebrate those in the community who are charting their own course to success through AgTech innovation. We kicked Champions off with the prolific...

May 22 2020
May 22 2020

By Bart Davidson  It was an absolute pleasure for us here at MaiaGrazing to host Dallas Mount, CEO of RMC (Ranch Management Consultants/Ranching for Profit) today on a new webinar called Gaining Economic Leverage with Planned Grazing. In this educational session, Dallas opened with a great quote by Burke Teichert to encourage...

Apr 23 2020
Apr 23 2020

Guest Author: Jim Gerrish, American GrazingLands Services Spring has arrived in the northern hemisphere, and it’s a beautiful time to take stock of all that nature has to offer. Despite lockdowns due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, graziers are...

Feb 27 2020
Feb 27 2020

400 farmers explore regenerative grazing methods at the MaiaGrazing Annual field day 2020 Stay tuned for the event replay and other resources. Graziers shared best practices with international experts at the "Grazing In Extremes" field day hosted by MaiaGrazing - the...

Jan 20 2020
Jan 20 2020

MerinoLink, Local Land Services & MaiaGrazing Hosted Seminar The event included industry leaders, Jim Gerrish, Bart Davidson & Matt Crozier who discussed decision making in dry times, seasonal outlook and maintaining genetics in a reducing herd. About the Speakers Jim Gerrish, American...

Jan 08 2020
Jan 08 2020

We have great admiration for the resilience, strength and adaptability of our farmers in challenging times, but as impact of these recent fires has shown, good management cannot always protect from the extremes of nature. People are in need...

Dec 20 2019
Dec 20 2019

MaiaGrazing Scholars Webinar Replay What was covered? Grazing Management for Targeted Animal Performance https://youtu.be/Oa0CshKMZFw Jim Gerrish - American GrazingLands Services Grazing management to achieve a particular level of animal performance starts with understanding the nutritional needs of different livestock classes and what nutrients can...

Dec 04 2019
Dec 04 2019

For Jess & John Bidgood, utilising MaiaGrazing’s farm management software has enabled them to undertake strategic management of pastures and stocking rates and be dynamic enough to sell or buy cattle based on sound data ahead of market moves. Jess...

Nov 05 2019
Nov 05 2019

Unlocking Opportunities to Improve ROI Bart Davidson did a deep dive into the wool growing data within MaiaGrazing' extensive data set to unlock the upside and opportunities for wool growers, to flush out the value, opportunities and significant learnings to...

Nov 01 2019
Nov 01 2019

What is the definition of rotational grazing? Simply put, rotational grazing is any grazing regime that involves the rotation of grazing animals through 2 or more pastures, which are then allowed to rest for any given period. The rise of...

Oct 31 2019
Oct 31 2019

We can’t manage what we can’t measure, and I’ll bet every grazier reading this has some measure of their Livestock Inventory, if for no other reason than that you have to for the taxman! End of year reporting compliance...

Oct 24 2019
Oct 24 2019

What was covered? Creating Excellent Pasture from the Soil Up Jim Gerrish - American GrazingLands Services Excellent pasture is high in energy, adequate in protein, mineral rich, diverse, palatable, and durable. The foundation for creating excellent pasture is living, biologically active soil....

Oct 04 2019
Oct 04 2019

Maddy Coleman shares how education and data gave her the confidence to make the tough decisions During her speech Maddy recounts her initiation into the world of grazing, leading into one of Australia’s most severe droughts and how she came...

Sep 27 2019
Sep 27 2019

https://youtu.be/lo-5t1Upy1o   Watch the Full Field Day Event Attended by 250 Graziers   Enter Your Details to Get Instant Access [gravityform id=6 title=false description=false ajax=false] David McLean from RCS explores decisions and the ones you can’t afford NOT to make David's presentation explored the psychology of...

Sep 26 2019
Sep 26 2019

https://youtu.be/5m92QDjAuJY   Watch the Full Field Day Event Attended by 250 Graziers   Enter Your Details to Get Instant Access [gravityform id=6 title=false description=false ajax=false] “Droughts are inevitable …being ready is a choice” – Bart Davidson from MaiaGrazing shares his philosophy on drought management Bart addressed...

Sep 25 2019
Sep 25 2019

https://youtu.be/xhS_onjALP0   Watch the Full Field Day Event Attended by 250 Graziers   Enter Your Details to Get Instant Access [gravityform id=6 title=false description=false ajax=false] Kit Pharo - Ranching should be Profita-BULL, Enjoya-BULL and Sustaina-BULL Kit Pharo is a prolific speaker with his ‘Herd Quitter’ seminars....

Sep 24 2019
Sep 24 2019

The Grazier vs the Stockman Grass is the primary resource that livestock producers must leverage in raising animals for sale, and grass production and stocking rate are the most influential variables on profitability. Successful graziers like to think of themselves...

Sep 23 2019
Sep 23 2019

Two game changing grazing management methods In grazing management, the two most valuable processes increase control of variables and use feedback loops for better decision making. They are setting grazing plans and forecasting stocking rate, the results are game changing...

Sep 20 2019
Sep 20 2019

The top 20% of farms are three times more profitable than the rest. The profit gap can be attributed to one seemingly obvious factor; leading farms make better decisions. Whether this seems too simple or too vague, it’s the...

Sep 20 2019
Sep 20 2019

There are few of us on farms that actively want to sit down and plan, we would far rather do. As there is always so much on the list needing attention. So why is it that those who start...

Sep 19 2019
Sep 19 2019

Farm management is not easy. It can be stressful, and it often feels like the farm is running us, rather than us controlling it. Ask yourself the following questions: Do you lie awake at night stressing about running out...

Sep 11 2019
Sep 11 2019

Grazing Charts are an Essential Planning Tool For any Grazing Business A grazing chart is simply the visual representation of animals moving through the property over time. Days on the x axis and groups of paddocks on the y-axis, colors...

Sep 05 2019
Sep 05 2019

What are the 'must have' grazing management software features? There are some critical areas that any recordkeeping and planning system must perform in order to turn your time investment into objective data you can use to make decisions about the...

Sep 04 2019
Sep 04 2019

So what does Stocking Rate & Carrying Capacity mean when I think I know but maybe don’t? Stocking rate is a measure of the stock carried (per area, per time period, per unit rainfall), while carrying capacity is the ability...

Aug 21 2019
Aug 21 2019

https://youtu.be/PjvcxvpSdqc Grazing Scholars Webinar: Grazing Cover Crops for Soil Health Webinar Hear from grazing industry experts... Dr. Peter Ballerstedt - Barenbrug There is a growing awareness of the essential topic of soil health. The practice of cover cropping, growing short-rotation crops between the commodity...

Aug 16 2019
Aug 16 2019

  Watch Full Field Day Event Attended by 250 Graziers   Enter Your Details to Get Instant Access [gravityform id=6 title=false description=false ajax=false] Stuart Austin, Wilmot Cattle Co - the crazy ones…and our desire to help others Stuart Austin manages a successful livestock operation at...

Aug 15 2019
Aug 15 2019

By Bart Davidson, MaiaGrazing Ag Consultant Bushfires and drought are similar in that they don’t just happen randomly overnight, conditions change, factors line up and it becomes reality. The consequences of drought and bushfire for farming businesses and landscapes can...

May 30 2019
May 30 2019

https://youtu.be/K5jIJsLrWKk   Grazing Scholars Webinar Episode #1 - Starting a Grazing Plan Presented by: Jack Kyle - Gallagher There is a lot to consider when starting a grazing plan and it can be overwhelming when thinking about what components and considerations must be...

Mar 07 2019
Mar 07 2019

The team at Rehoboth Farm in Clinton, New Zealand, have big plans for the next 12 months, including growing 10,000 kg of dry matter per hectare per year and producing better forage and grain crops, with significantly less input,...

Feb 26 2019
Feb 26 2019

By Lucy Kinbacher - The Land A GRAZIER could risk forgoing production costs of $127/hectare by overgrazing a paddock and take up to 33 months to recover just two thirds of its original carrying capacity. Those were just some of the first...

Feb 24 2019
Feb 24 2019

Pat Thomson, Assistant Manager at Durham Bison Ranch, Wyoming USA One of the largest bison herds in the USA graze on 55,000 acres of land that is Durham Bison Ranch, Wyoming. Col Feilen of MaiaGrazing recently paid a visit to this...

Feb 11 2019
Feb 11 2019

The growing need for drought management tools and strategies to assist graziers to cope with dry times was evident in the huge turnout of 250 plus graziers who attended the ‘’Creating Drought Resilient Farm Businesses” event, held in Ebor...

Jan 07 2019
Jan 07 2019

What does Greg Bradfield of Musselroe Beef love about living in his local area? “It’s Tassie!” he said. No more explanation needed. Greg’s family owned business operates across three properties totalling 5,500 hectares with over 4,000 head of cattle. He...

Jan 04 2019
Jan 04 2019

Bart Davidson of MaiaGrazing gives his view on decision-making in dry times. NSW, Australia, is 100% drought declared and many farming families are currently faced with devastating decisions and are looking for effective grazing management strategies to help them cope....

Nov 27 2018
Nov 27 2018

Mick and Kirsty Wettenhall “Weemabah”, 3650 hectares, Trangie, Western Plains NSW Beef cattle, cereals and legumes cropping Average rainfall 475 mm NSW mixed farmer Mick Wettenhall runs a beef and cropping enterprise near Trangie, on the Western Plains of NSW. Mick joined...

Sep 29 2018
Sep 29 2018

Graziers from across the New England were treated to internationally renowned ecologist Dr Christine Jones and innovative researcher Terry McCosker.  The day held at "Danthonia" Inverell NSW titled "Fundamentals of Soils" covered regenerative agriculture methods and how they can...

Sep 07 2018
Sep 07 2018

Andrew and Meagan Lawrie “Moora Plains”, 3,500 hectares, Gogango, Central QLD Beef cattle trading with 1200-1400 head of cattle Average rainfall 615 mm Queensland beef cattle producer Andrew Lawrie was already a committed user of grazing charts – but when Maia...

Sep 04 2018
Sep 04 2018

Hay & Forage Grower: By Jesse Bussard - Sep.4 2018  Recently, an Australian company, Maia Technology, released a new free grazing management software known as MaiaGrazingLITE during the Grassfed Exchange Conference held June 20 to 22 in Rapid City, S.D. Col Feilen,...

Aug 21 2018
Aug 21 2018

Exactly when is the right time for us to talk about drought and how we can better manage it? It seems no one wants to openly talk about it or listen to it when times are good and grass...

Aug 16 2018
Aug 16 2018

By Agtech Central editor, Sam Trethewey, 16 August 2018 Exactly when is the right time for us to talk about drought and how we can better manage it? It seems no one wants to openly talk about it or listen...

Jun 15 2018
Jun 15 2018

Get insight from MaiaGrazing client Pat Thompson from Durham Bison Ranch. "We chose MaiaGrazing to help streamline the grazing planning process and to have a platform that everyone could look at wherever they were. That was just a small bit...

Dec 02 2017
Dec 02 2017

The recent RCS KIT Day held at Wilmot, Hernani NSW Australia, the team welcomed 40 guests to their property to discuss a multitude of topics including grazing principles, MaiaGrazing, pasture cropping perennial legumes, KLR, LSS, free choice supplements, leader-follower...

Nov 01 2017
Nov 01 2017

MaiaGrazing’s valued client Gostwyck showing initiative with Techno Grazing; high intensity, time-controlled grazing which leads to increased stocking levels, increasing their efficiency in growing grass. MaiaGrazing – Grass-fed software made simple Watch the story here

Oct 18 2017
Oct 18 2017

Ag-tech businesses Maia Technology (the technology behind MaiaGrazing) and Agersens have agreed to work together to create a system to increase the productivity, profitability and sustainability of livestock producers – and have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. With Agersens...

Oct 16 2017
Oct 16 2017

RCS is a valued partner to the grazing land management system, MaiaGrazing and the 50 producers selected for the program will gain valuable experience through RCS’s rural professional development and MaiaGrazing system. The MaiaGrazing tool will support RCS teachings...

Sep 27 2017
Sep 27 2017

MaiaGrazing was excited to travel back to the USA and attend The Grassfed Exchange Conference 2017. The yearly event is a gathering of regenerative ranchers, dairymen, and sustainable food supporters from across the world who come together to network and exchange...

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A highly accomplished and vocal advocate of regenerative agriculture, Sam Trethewey is a third generation Tasmanian farmer and entrepreneur... Read More