Gave that a little more thought, and I know who you mean now!
The "Succession" guy.
Found this little pearl too -http://blog.ranchmanagement.com/the-3-secrets-for-increasing-profit/ and strangely enough it doesn't tell us "which beef breed" or "what pickup" is going to help us succeed
Any links to your blog, Will?
Savorys original book was Holistic Resource Management
https://www.facebook.com/people/John-King/100001494371716 - I've never met him
http://willoutwest.blogspot.co.uk/2009/10/holistic-management.html - while ago now
And some good reading for those who like it (who I enjoyed)
Greg Judy - Comeback Farms
Paul Syltie - How Soils Work (got a copy for free here if someone wants it)
Grass Fed Cattle - Ruechel
Dan Dagget - Gardenders of Eden
Jim Howell - For the love of the land
Walt Davis - How not to go broke ranching
Bill Murphy - Greener Pastures - On your side of the fence
But at the end of the day I'm not a grazer I'm a cropper because thats my instinct at the moment. Can't make grazing pay with the lifestyle I want (and need at the moment - have my children every other weekend, fixed costs of farm equipment, TB, even little things like fencing posts are crap nowadays make it expensive etc.). I have toyed with packing up with no till to go to a next stage of sustainability using animals and planned high input grazing but not sure I want it enough at the moment - but again that's part of my plan
Interesting stuff HM though so I like talking about it. I'd love to do a refresher course
@Farmer Roy - Something I've always wondered about Oz. What do you think the Australian landscape would have looked like now if Aborigines hadn't arrived?
And Roy please discuss:
https://www.theguardian.com/environ...r-wants-a-revolution-how-is-this-not-genocide - is he having an influence anywhere? I'm almost tempted to buy his book for curiousity but at £21 its a bit over my limit!
@martian - John King may be a good left field speaker for Groundswell one year?