(c)2013 NPT PHOTO BY KATIE PITTSER
Randy Winter demonstrates the rotational grazing program he has established
on his family farm. He explained he is seeing that rotation grazing is more
cost-effective on his farm, as it has lowered the cost to run the farm, the soil
is healthier, and he is using less hay when feeding his cattle.
|Published: 7:18 PM, 01/18/2013
Author: Katie Pittser
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
PARROTTSVILLE-Randy Winter was named the Conservation
Farmer of the Year in December during the Cocke County Soil Conservation
District Annual Farm Tour, which was held at his family farm in the Long Creek
Over 50 people attended the annual farm tour, as numerous
guest speakers gave presentations on various farm practices and materials used.
Winter, his wife, Julie, and his brother, Jeff, work the
Winter said, "The biggest thing farmers need to
remember, before anything else, is good soil nutrition.
"If you don't look at your nutrition to make sure
the pH and the nutrition are right, you need to give that grass a chance then
you will be happy with what you do. You need to do this before you even begin
raising cattle. You need to worry about this before genetics, head gates,
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