Grassfed Beef Grazing Library

Grazing Training Library

This is THE BEST and MOST COMPREHENSIVE LIBRARY of books for training in grazing, grassfed beef, soil health, genetic selection, visual animal inspection and more so you will not just be prepared for the cattle business but prepared to profit from the cattle business.

This is by no means and exahaustive list and I am still going through all of my notes over the last 4+ years and will keep adding books as I find them and as new ones are recommended.  This list will never stop growing as I interview more and more trainers.  That is what this site is all about, gather the information of those that 'have been there, don that' and archiving their knowledge and skills on this site for all of us to grow from.  If you are not a member of the Network I invite you to browse around and subscribe to join us and share your thoughts, questions and insights.

If you are like me, the time to site and read is short.  I praise those of you who are avid readers and hope this list will keep you busy and intreged for a long time to come.  An EXCELLENT resource if you are new to ranching or just thinking about grass based production is our 'Grassfed Getting Started Guide'.​  Our 'Grassfed Getting Started Guide' is a collection of the BEST of the BEST trainings as recommended by multiple trainers for folks just getting started no matter your skill level or cattle knowledge, you will learn much.  The combination of the 'Grassfed Getting Started Guide' along with these book resources will have you MILES down the road towards a healthy, happy and prosperous ranching lifestyle.

Library that will Increase Revenue and Simplify Life

Soil Health

Loss of Soil Organic Matter and its Restoration by Albrecht, William A. - pdf link

The Drought Myth by Albrecht, William A. - pdf link

Soil Fertility and Animal Health by Albrecht, William A. - pdf link

9600 Miles through the USA in a Station Wagon by Balfour, Eva - pdf link

Topsoil and Civilization by Carter, Dale and Venon Gill, Tom

Soil Restoration by Faulkner, Edward

Factors Of Soil Formation: A System of Quantitative Pedology by Hans, Jenny

Conquest of the Land Through Seven Thousand Years by Lowdermilk, W.C. - pdf link

Range Cover Tames the Raindrop: A summary of range cover evaluations, 1949 by Osborn, Ben - hard to find from 1949

Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture by Smith, J. Russell - pdf link large file

Revenue from Ranching

All Books by A.F. Beddoe

Future Harvest: Pesticide-free farming (Our Sustainable Future) by Bender, Jim

Man Must Measure by Bonsma, Jan - very rare book and hard to find but worth the effort

Weeds: Guardians of the Soil by Cocannouer, Joseph

Stockmanship by Cote, Steve

How to Not go Broke Ranching: Things I Learned the Hard Way in 50 Years of Ranching by Davis, Walt

Herd bull Fertility by Drayson, James

​Cows that Should Never be Sold by Gearld Fry - link to article on Gearld Fry's website

Kick the Hay Habit by Gerrish, Jim

Management-Intensive Grazing by Gerrish, Jim

A Treatise on Milch Cows by Guenon, Francis

Thoughts and Advice from an Old Cattleman by Hazard, Gordon

Natural Capitalism by Hewken, Paul

How Did We Get if So Wrong: The Reality of Ignoring Nature by Hines, Chip

Time To Change: Grazing - Genetics - Management by Hines, Chip

A Slantwise Guide To Prosperity: A Never Ending Trail That Improves With Time by Hines, Chip

Ranching full Time on 3 hours a day by Holmes, Cody

For the Love of Land: Global Case Studies of Grazing in Nature's Image by Howell, Jim and Savory, Alan

No Risk Ranching by Judy, Greg

Comeback Farms by Judy, Greg

All Flesh Is Grass: Pleasure & Promises of Pasture Farming by Logsdon, Gene

​Farmocology by Miller, Daphne

Pasture Profits with stocker cattle by Nation, Alan

Knowledge Rich Ranching by Nation, Alan

Quality Pasture by Nation, Alan

If You Want to Be a Cowboy Get a Job by Parsons, Stan

The Last Harvest by Raeburn, Paul

Why Grassfed is Best by Robinson, Jo

Grass-fed Cattle by Ruechel, Julius 

Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision Making by Savory, Alan - Must Read

Holistic Resource Management: A Model for a Healthy Planet by Savory, Alan - Must Read

​Robert Bakewell and the Longhorn Breed of Cattle by Stanley, Pat - Very Important Work

Herdsmanship by Turner, Newman - suggested reading

Grass Productivity by Voison, Andre - excellent

Grass Tetany by Voison, Andre - excellent

Soil, Grass and Cancer by Voison, Andre - excellent

Fertility from the Ocean Deep by Walters, Charles

Weed Control With Out Poisons by Walters, Charles

Reproduction and Animal Health by Walters, Charles and Fry, Gearld

​Minerals for the Genetic Code based on the works of Dr. Richard Olree by Walters, Charles - Highly Recommended

Revolution on the Range: The rise of a New Ranch in the American West by White, Courtney

The Biological Farm by Zimmer, Gary

Words to Live By

​We Eat Clay and Wear It Too by Neal Bosshardt - link to pdf article

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Diamond, Jared M

Guns Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Diamond, Jared M

Eat Fat Lose Fat by Enig, Mary and Fallon, Sally  - everyone should read this

The One Straw Revolution by Fukuoka, Masanobu

The journal of Patrick Gass: Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by Gass, Patrick - excellent read

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Gladwell, Malcolm - excellent

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Gladwell, Malcolm - good book

Outliers: The Story of Success by Gladwell, Malcolm

​Pottengers Prophecy by Graham, Gray - Highly Recommended

Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, … by Hallinan, Joseph

The Highest Calling by Janesky, Larry

The Time It Never Rained by Kelton, Elmer

The Day The Cowboys Quit by Kelton, Elmer

Farmers of 40 Centuries: Organic Farming in China, Korea and Japan by King, F.H.

World made by Hand: A Novel by Kunstler, James Howard

Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century by Kunstler, James Howard

Crucial Conversations: Tools For Talking When The Stakes Are High by Patterson, Kerry

​Grain Brain: The Suprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs and Sugar -- Your Brains Silent Killers by Perlmutter, Dr. David

Omnivore's Dilemma by Pollan, Michael - interesting

The Botany of Desire by Pollan, Michael

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Pollan, Michael

Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey Through Carbon Country by White, Courtney and Pollan, Michael

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Price, Dr. Weston A. - in my opinion, this book is a must read!

Vitamin K2: The Calcium Paradox by Rheaume-Bleue, Dr. Kate - this book is also a must read

Henry and the Great Society by Roush, H.L.

Steak: One Man's Search for the World's Tastiest Piece of Beef by Schatzker, Mark - excellent read

The Genius in All of Us: New Insights into Genetics, Talent and IQ by Shenk, David

Ripples from the Zambezi by Sirolli, Ernesto

Seeds of Deception by Smith, Jeff - A Must Read About GMO's

A Conflict of Visions by Sowell, Thomas

In the Bubble by Thackara, John

Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time by Weiner, Jonathan

Security for Service Oriented Architectures by Williams, Walter

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