Grazing and Soil Health - Hunt Hill Cattle Co. Documentary
For more than 30 years, Katie and Cooper Hurst of Hunt Hill Cattle Co. have been raising cattle and restoring soils on their ranch in Woodville, MS. Their story is inspiring and also proves that when you work with nature and not against it you can be both conservation-minded and profitable. Louisiana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative produced eight videos in this series you can watch on our YouTube channel. Click our playlist "Documentaries" to watch them all.
Benefits of Multi-Species Farming Documentary
This video features Grant & Kate Estrade, owners and operators of Local Cooling Farms in Bogalusa, LA. By using techniques like multi-species grazing, silvopasture, planting cover crops, and bale grazing, they have revived a once biologically "dead" piece of property to a now thriving 16 acres. This video is part of a mini-documentary series funded by the Louisiana Grazing Lands Coalition, National Grazing Lands Coalition, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Restoring the Cajun Prairie Documentary
In this video, Justin and Vernon Fuselier, owners of Fuselier Farms in Eunice, LA, talk about restoring the Cajun prairie in Eunice, LA. They use prescribed burning and cattle on their land to mimic the bison that once roamed this land. The cattle graze the grass in a rotational pattern as a way to manage these long lost species of grasses and diverse habitat! We hope you enjoy!
Cattle Genetics – Neal Ranch Documentary
At Neal Ranch, it's a family affair. In this video, learn how the Neal family breeds replacement heifers year after year with top genetics while utilizing top of the line industry innovations. With over 40 years in the industry, they understand the importance of the right grasses for their top tier beef. By putting an emphasis on preserving native grasses, they are also able to prevent erosion. Watch this video and see how they've built their ranch over the years while giving back and educating their community.
Grazing the Coastal Prairie and Marsh Land Documentary
This 11 minute video highlights Jay Duhon and Anna Duhon Stokes, owners of Duhon Cattle, LLC in Sulpher, LA. In this video they talk about rotational grazing, how they market their calves, stockpiling pasture, and prescribed burning to improve soil health. We hope you enjoy!
Sustainable Dairy Farming Documentary
Ted and Melissa Miller own and operate Delta Dairy, LLC on the Mississippi River Delta in Baskin, LA. The operation consists of approximately 450 milk cows and 600 head of replacements and bulls, rotationally grazed on 1200 acres of pasture. In this 14 minute documentary they share how they produce milk in an environmentally and economically sustainable fashion.