• Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision Making by Allan Savory & Jodi Butterfield

  • Holistic Management Handbook: Healthy Land, Healthy Profits by Jody Butterfield, Sam Bingham & Allan Savory

  • Rangeland Health: New Methods to Classify, Inventory and Monitor Rangelands by the National Research Council

  • Stubble Over the Soil: The Vital Role of Plant Residue in Soil Management to Improve Soil Quality by Carlos Crovetto Lamarca

  • Gardeners of Eden: Rediscovering Our Importance to Nature by Dan Daggett

  • Stockmanship: A Powerful Tool for Grazing Lands Management by Steve Cote

  • Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

  • How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life by David Viscott

  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

  • Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by Arbinger Institute

  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High by Kerry Paterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan & Al Switzler

  • Discovering the Future: The Business of Paradigms by Joel Arthur Barker

  • Knowledge Rich Ranching by Allan Nation

  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

  • The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

  • How to Make $100,000 Farming 25 Acres by Booker T. Whatley

  • Ripples in the Zambezi: Passion, Unpredictability and Economic Development by Ernesto Sirolli

  • Financial Peace Revisited: Get Out of Debt and Stay Out by Dave Ramsey

  • Paddock Shift – Alan Nation
  • Pasture Profits with Stocker Cattle – Alan Nation
  • Healthy Land, Happy Families, Profitable Businesses – Dave Pratt
  • Kicking the Hay Habit – Jim Gerrish
  • Management-intensive Grazing – Jim Gerrish
  • Man, Cattle and Veld – Johann Zietzman
  • No Risk Ranching – Greg Judy
  • Comeback Farms – Greg Judy
  • Holistic Management, Third Edition: A Commonsense Revolution to Restore Our Environment – Alan Savory
  • Grass Productivity: An Introduction to Rational Grazing (Living With the Land Book 10) – Andre Voisin
  • Pastoreo Racional Voisin (Spanish Edition) – Luiz Carlos Pinheiro Machado
  • Moving ‘Em : A Guide to Low Stress Animal Handling – Burt Smith
  • Grass-Fed Cattle: How to Produce and Market Natural Beef – Julius Ruechel
  • Thoughts and Advice from an Old Cattleman – Gordon Hazard D.V.M. (Out of Print)
  • Time To Change: Grazing – Genetics – Management – Chip Hines
  • How Did We Get it So Wrong: The Reality of Ignoring Nature – Chip Hines
  • A Slantwise Guide To Prosperity: A Never Ending Trail That Improves With Time Try it! – Chip Hines
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
  • Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High – Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler
  • Trust: A New Vision of Human Relationships for Business, Education, Family, and Personal Living – Jack R. Gibb


  • The Three Secrets for Increasing Profit – Dave Pratt
  • Stockmanship 101(DVD) – Bob Kinford


  • Websites:
  • Greener Pastures Ranching on Facebook

Documents: These won’t be direct links to the documents because the web pages on which they are found provide useful information to help maximize the impact these spreadsheets and documents have on your operation.

  • Grazing Response Index (The documents are under “Resources” at the bottom of the page on the right side.)
  • Grazing Record Spreadsheet

Unit Cost of Production

Papers, Newsletters, and Articles:

  • The Effect of Cattle Winter Feeding Systems on Soil Nutrients, Forage Growth, Animal Performance and Economics – Paul Jungnitsch
  • ProfitTips – Dave Pratt
  • Grassroots – South Dakota Grassland Coalition