Books & Management Tools

You may place all of your orders with American GrazingLands Services by sending your order to: orders@americangrazinglands.com you will then receive an automatic confirmation message. Orders usually takes less than 24 hrs to process. An invoice will be sent to your email account with a link to pay via Direct Deposit. Once payment has been submitted your order will ship.

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AGLS RESOURCE USB
USB Mini

This is the closest thing you can get to attending a Grazing School with Jim Gerrish without actually being there!

The AGLS Resource Disc contains narrated PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, and PDF copies of our most popular How-to Guides.

The 11 PowerPoint presentations are the classroom component of our basic 4-day grazing school program. Each presentation is narrated by Jim and will run automatically on any version of PowerPoint going back to MS Office 93-97 era up thru current editions.

Topics include:

* What can MiG do for you

* Setting goals and objectives

* Understanding stocking rate, carrying capacity, and stock density

* Getting the most out of your pastures

* Grazier’s math

* Grazing cell layout & design

* Cost effective pasture improvement

* Using a pasture inventory and grazing wedges

* Matching forage and livestock resources

* Extending the grazing season

* Effectively grazing winter pastures

The 30 Excel spreadsheets range from simple calculators for simple questions to pasture inventory and record keeping templates. These are the spreadsheets I use most commonly in my consulting business for both planning and analysis. Basic understanding of spreadsheet function is required to use these tools effectively. Fence Cost Calculator, Stock Water Calculator, and Hay Cost Calculator are included in the package.

Included on the USB is our very popular ‘Electric Fence Basics’ guide as well as the ‘Stock Water Development Guide’ and ‘Center Pivot Grazing Cell Guide’. There is also information on conducting pasture inventories and using the grazing wedge for planning your grazing season.

This is the only source where all of these materials are available in a single package without attending one of our grazing schools.

Available as USB drive. $425

Kick the Hay Habit:A practical guide to year-around grazing
KHHABK
By Jim Gerrish
Audio Discs read by the Author!

Listen to the following topics as you drive your tractor in endless circles around your hay fields:

* How we got into our hay addiction in the first place

* What’s the true cost of making hay

* Planning for year-around grazing

* Using a pasture inventory to know what you have available

* Making the transition from hay feeding to winter grazing

* Stockpiling cool-season perennial pastures

* Stockpiling warm-season perennial forages

* Using winter annual forages

* Using summer annual forages in the winter

* Using tall grass prairie for winter grazing

* Grazing native rangelands from Florida to Nevada

* Utilizing crop residues

* Keeping stock water available in the winter

* Setting up grazing cells for easy winter work

* Budgeting feed

* Supplementation

* Dealing with snow, ice, and mud

* Coping with peer pressure and ridicule

* And much more...

An essential resource for anyone interested in breaking free from the yoke of iron and oil!

The package contains six CDs. Five are the audio book and the sixth contains the various graphs and figures in the hard copy of the book as well as an Excel Hay Cost Calculator designed so you can easily determine your own cost of producing hay on your farm or ranch.

Price is $43 including shipping!!

Kick the Hay Habit:A practical guide to year-around grazing
Cover KHH
By Jim Gerrish

What’s the most critical factor affecting profitability in most livestock enterprises? Not weaning weight. Not price received! Not even the color of your cows!! It’s managing costs and specifically winter feed costs!!!

This new book follows up on Jim’s very popular Management-intensive Grazing, The Grassroots of Grass Farming to take you to the next level of getting in control of your operation with chapters on planning for winter grazing and a wide range of options for extending the grazing season.

Here’s a taste of what you’ll find between the covers of this book:

* How we got into our hay addiction in the first place

* What’s the true cost of making hay

* Planning for year-around grazing

* Using a pasture inventory to know what you have available

* Making the transition from hay feeding to winter grazing

* Stockpiling cool-season perennial pastures

* Stockpiling warm-season perennial forages

* Using winter annual forages

* Using summer annual forages in the winter

* Using tall grass prairie for winter grazing

* Grazing native rangelands from Florida to Nevada

* Utilizing crop residues

* Keeping stock water available in the winter

* Setting up grazing cells for easy winter work

* Budgeting feed

* Supplementation

* Dealing with snow, ice, and mud

* Coping with peer pressure and ridicule

* And much more...

An essential resource for anyone interested in breaking free from the yoke of iron and oil!

Single book       $31 shipped

5 - 9 books         $27 shipped

10 - 29 books    $23 shipped

30 + books         $20 shipped

AGLS Mini-Resource USB
USB Resource
This USB contains the same How-to Guides and Excel Calculators as the above Grazing School Resource USB, but does not contain the narrated PowerPoint Presentations.

The 30 Excel spreadsheets range from simple calculators for simple questions to pasture inventory and record keeping templates. These are the spreadsheets I use most commonly in my consulting business for both planning and analysis. Basic understanding of spreadsheet function is required to use these tools effectively. Fence Cost Calculator, Stock Water Calculator, and Hay Cost Calculator are included in the package.

Included on the USB is our very popular ‘Electric Fence Basics’ guide as well as the ‘Stock Water Development Guide’ and ‘Center Pivot Grazing Cell Guide’. There is also information on conducting pasture inventories and using the grazing wedge for planning your grazing season.

Available as USB drive. $125

Management-intensive Grazing:The Grass Roots of Grass Farming
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By Jim Gerrish

The person who coined the phrase Management-intensive Grazing, Jim Gerrish answers that question in Management-intensive Grazing, The Grassroots of Grass Farming. Using vivid images and detailed explanations, Jim takes graziers step by step through the MiG system. He begins from the ground up with the soil, and advances through the management of pastures and animals.

Written primarily for those new to MiG grazing, Jim’s insight and personal experience can also help experienced graziers fine tune their grazing operations for added income.

From Jim Gerrish's lively chapters you'll learn the following:

* How to manage the water cycle

* Making pasture fertility pay

* How to grow quality pasture

* Working with legumes

* The power of stock density

* How to match forage supply and animal demand

* Managing pastures and animals

* How to judge maximum intake of forage

* How to extend the grazing system

* How to stockpile forage for low cost wintering

* Pasture weaning for health and weight gain

* Dealing with pests and parasites

* Coping with and minimizing pasture bloat

* Planning and using permanent and perimeter fencing

* When and how to use portable fencing

* Water requirements for a MiG system

* Basic guidelines for designing a MiG system

* Using pasture records for information not just data

* And much more...

Single book    $35 shipped

5 - 9 books     $30 shipped

10 - 21 books $26 shipped

22 + books      $23 shipped

How To Guides

Stock Water Development Guide:

SWG

This guide covers permanent stock water developments as well as designing and using movable stock water systems for flexible grazing cells. Pipelines & pipe choices, tank & drinker options, why your choice of tank valve makes a huge difference in water delivery are all covered.  It also includes a step-by-step guide to installing tire tanks that don’t leak and setting up water blocks for durability and ease of use.

 

Price: $13 shipped

Center Pivot Grazing Guide:

CPGG
This guide provides step-by-step instructions for setting up our ‘Inner Circle’ grazing cell design for implementing MiG on center pivots.This design eliminates the need for pivot towers to cross any permanent fences by utilizing temporary electric fences for paddock subdivisions. The inner circle fence shortens the length of temporary fences to a more manageable level.We have designed and/or built over 100 of these systems throughout the irrigated West.

 

Price: $18 shipped

Electric Fence Basics:

EFB

A beginner’s guide to the installation and use of both permanent and temporary electric fence systems. This guide is based on our 35 years of experience using electric fencing for cattle, sheep, goats, and horses. We have tried a lot of different items from different manufacturers and what is shown in this guide are the materials that have consistently worked for us.

 

Price: $23 shipped

HOW DID WE GET IT SO WRONG by Chip Hines

HDWGSW

Explains how the natural world, management, grazing, and marketing must be integrated for NET profit. These are complementary to each other and will lead to a sustainable operation through the years.

Single Book $24 Shipped

TIME TO CHANGE by Chip Hines

TTC

Introduces why a new direction is needed in the cattle industry and how to start the changes needed.  Our industry is appraised from a slantwise viewpoint that is critical of present unsustainable practices.

Single Book $24 Shipped


LAND , LIVESTOCK & LIFE, A GRAZIER'S GUIDE TO FINANCE
By Allan Nation

Do you know the new rules for profit in today's land and livestock game?

Ranching is presented as an incredibly complex "whole" made up of a lot of separate businesses that you must be good at to make a profit...the land, the livestock and the lifestyle.

Using successful grass farmers as examples, Allan explains how leasing land can add up to profits with lower risk than ownership, and can be a means for young people to get into grassland agriculture today.

He emphasizes, "First start a business. Then you can choose to invest your after-tax surplus in deeded farm and ranch real estate."

"The key point is to remember that lifestyle is a result of having gotten the (land and livestock) elements right."

For more insight and analysis into land-based financial issues such as protecting yourself from falling real estate prices without selling your ranch, order Land, Livestock and Life, A grazier's guide to finance.

Softcover. 224 pages.

Single book $29 Shipped

Marketing Grassfed Products Profitably by Carolyn Nation

Marketing Grassfed Products Profitably by Allan Nation’s wife, Carolyn, goes beyond the basics to show how to make your grassfed products stand out from the competition. And it shares low and no-cost marketing strategies that anyone can use to increase sales and profits.

Most grass farmers begin their marketing at farmers’ markets. While these venues can be a lot of work, they serve as an important step in growing your profits. Marketing Grassfed Products Profitably shows how to maximize the time spent at farmers’ markets to build a loyal customer base. It takes direct marketers beyond these markets with suggestions on setting up a farm store and reveals how to utilize all the resources on your grass farm to stand alone against the competition.

Chapters include internet selling, database marketing, Buyers Clubs, pricing, and how to address price objections. It explains how to put a professional spin on everything from your invoices to your incoming phone calls. And it offers numerous examples of marketers who are thinking outside the box to make their grassfed businesses one-of-a-kind.

Allan Nation writes in the Preface: “There have been whole books written about gender differences and their effect on marketing, however, I hope I have shown with a few examples why a woman probably should be doing the ranch’s consumer marketing. While this book is written by a woman with a female audience in mind, the marketing principles are universal. With this book, those guys among us can learn to be better marketers as well, and maybe have a better understanding of our spouses too.”

Single Book - $32 Shipped

No Risk Ranching
NO RISK RANCHING-CUSTOM GRAZING ON LEASED LAND by Greg Judy

Based on his personal experience, Greg Judy shows how to make a living from the land without owning it. He describes his successes as well as his mistakes to help others on the road to profit. By leasing land and cattle he went from 40 stockers to over 1100 head and was able to pay off his farm and home loan within three years. Today he has twelve farms totaling more than 1560 acres.

Easy to follow chapters explain how to:

Find idle pastureland to lease
Calculate the cost of a lease and write a contract
Develop good water on leased land
Figure costs for fencing
Lower risk through custom grazing
Promote wildlife and develop timber stands
And cut costs as well as keep accurate records
Who will benefit from this book?

Experienced graziers wanting to expand their operations with little to no additional capital
Single book $32 shipped

You may place all of your orders with American GrazingLands Services by sending your order to: orders@americangrazinglands.com you will then receive an automatic confirmation message. Orders usually takes less than 24 hrs to process. An invoice will be sent to your email account with a link to pay via Direct Deposit. Once payment has been submitted your order will ship.

Order by phone: (208) 534-1761

or

Click Here For Mail Order Form