Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"Herd Quitter" Meetings in Idaho and Southern Montana

Jim Gerrish

In October, my friend and colleague, Jim Gerrish, is co-sponsoring and co-presenting several "Herd Quitter" meetings in Idaho and southern Montana, in cooperation with Kit Pharo of the Pharo Cattle Company.   They will be focusing on the same things that we discuss in the Lost Rivers Grazing Academy, but the programs will be only one day long. 

Kit Pharo
The overall theme is (still) putting profit back into ranching by focusing on the things we talk about at LRGA: solar energy, water cycle, nutrient cycle, diversity, adapted genetics, extending the grazing season, etc.  Kit has been working on these same things, with an emphasis on greater efficiency through small cows and developing cattle that do well grazing.

Meetings are free and open to the public, but with lunch on your own. American GrazingLands Services, Jim's consulting service,  is covering meeting room & refreshment expenses.

Here is a schedule for a series of meetings through out our area.

Oct 6 May, ID
Herd Quitter Meeting with Kit Pharo & Jim Gerrish
Time: 9:30AM to 4 PM
Location: Cowboy Up Cafe, May, ID

Oct 7 Pocatello, ID
Herd Quitter Meeting with Kit Pharo & Jim Gerrish
Time: 9:30AM to 4 PM
Location: Ameritel Inn, 1440 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID (I-15 Exit 71 )

Oct 8 Dillon, MT
Herd Quitter Meeting with Kit Pharo & Jim Gerrish
Time: 9:30AM to 4 PM
Location: U of Montana-Western, Mathews Hall, Lewis & Clark Room

For more information contact: Dawn Gerrish 208-876-4067, 208-940-1702(cell)  or

There is still a little time to get into the fall session of the Lost Rivers Grazing Academy, September 14-17th on the Eagle Valley Ranch in Salmon, Idaho.  Click here to see the BROCHURE.  You can also follow the Academy on Facebook at http:\\  The LRGA is a 4-day, boots on the ground workshop that covers the basics of management-intensive grazing, taught by the Univeristy of Idaho.  In addition to presentations on the principles of MiG, participants get to manage small herds of cattle and recieve and are graded on meeting their "grazing assignment".  The food is great, and participants generally gain at an "industry-acceptable" rate!

Call me at 208-527-8585 or or Scott Jensen at

The Pharo Cattle Company also has newsletters and an on-line presents.  You can contact them at:

Pharo Cattle Co.
Cheyenne Wells, CO
Phone: 1-800-311-0995

American GrazingLands Services can be reached at:

American GrazingLands Services LLC

2222 Pahsimeroi Road
May Idaho 83253
Jim & Dawn Gerrish
Tel: 208-876-4067
Fax: 208-876-4067


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