Jeff Gaska aims to get his cattle out in the field 2 out of every
3 years with his crop rotation of corn, soybeans and winter wheat. 
Photo by: Jeff Gaska

Raising Cattle to Feed Grain

Cover crop rotation paired with grazing system completes no-tiller’s holy grail of soil health.

Jeff Gaska’s first time experimenting with cover crops came when he decided to frost seed clover into winter wheat. 20 years later, he’s still doing it. Plus, he has played around with a few other cover crop species and strategies as well

Gaska farms about 450 acres just outside of Beaver Dam, Wis. He also has about 35 beef cow/calf pairs on his farm and he keeps the cattle and the cover crops intertwined with…

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Mackane Vogel

Mackane Vogel is the Associate Editor of Farm Equipment, No-Till Farmer, Cover Crop Strategies and other Lessiter Media publications. An avid writer for the last 10 years, he previously served as the editorial intern for 88Nine Radio Milwaukee and also wrote for several different sports journalism outlets before joining the Lessiter Media team in 2022. Mackane is a 2020 journalism graduate of Marquette University.


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