Greg and Jan Judy of Clark, Missouri run a grazing operation on 1660 acres of leased and owned land. Greg and Jan went from near bankruptcy in 1999 to paying off a 200-acre farm and house in 3 years with custom grazing on leased land and are debt free. They own 4 farms and lease 13 farms. They graze South Poll cattle, St Croix hair sheep, guardian dogs and Shiitake mushrooms.
Greg wrote a book in 2001, entitled “No Risk Ranching, Custom Grazing on Leased Land”, which details the methods they used to build their operation from scratch. In 2008 Greg wrote a second book “Comeback Farms, Rejuvenating Soils, Pastures and Profits with Livestock Grazing Management”. Greg’s second book covers all the methods they use with Holistic High Density Grazing, multi-species grazing, grass finishing animals, eliminating costly inputs. In 2021 Greg wrote his 3rd book entitled, “Greg Judy’s How to Think Like a Grazier”.
Greg started his own YouTube channel “Greg Judy Regenerative Rancher” in 2019 and now has 875,000 viewers per month.
Greg gives talks and schools all over the US, Germany, England, New Zealand & Canada teaching the benefits of planned grazing, leasing land, multi-species grazing, custom grazing, agroforestry, and wildlife management. The Judy’s hold an annual grazing school at their farm teaching the principles of planned grazing. Greg quit his off-farm job in 2009 and is now a full time rancher.
The Judy’s website is: greenpasturesfarm.net