Alliance Nebraska School
September 8-9

Hello fellow cattle people, This is a final notice before the event. I had the dates wrong on the last email. It will be held September 8th (Friday) and September 9th (Saturday).

The school will be held at the Knight Museum and Sand Hills Conference Center Alliance, Nebraska 308-762-2384
Lodging available at Quality Inn Alliance Nebraska - call 308-762-7600 ex 403.

Come with “eyes to see and ears to hear” two of the preeminent artisans in the grass-fed community. They will cover how to select, manage, and breed for the herd that will produce the most beef for every bite of grass.

Genetic management and grazing management are two sides of the same coin. If you don’t have the correct cow on your grass you do not get the highest utilization for each bite of grass she consumes, regardless of the type of grazing strategy you implement on your ranch.

Selling grass through cows is how cattle-people make their livelihood and that requires a specific body type/shape for superior results in getting pregnant, giving birth, raising that calf and breeding back for another calf in 12 months.   

Learn how to observe and know what your herd bull can do for your existing cows and why he is THE most important animal on the farm in terms of getting you to the kind of cow herd that will excel on your farm. The bull and his genetics are the most cost effective method for herd improvement. Epi-genetics determines whether his offspring express get all the bull you bought.

Join two masters of the craft at a hands-on and insightful class during which they will share their hard-earned knowledge and wisdom regarding the art of grass-only beef production.

Course outline

Registration Form

Contact Steve Campbell at  or 208-315-4726 to sign up.
Our last School of the year is October 26-27 in Valdosta Georgia.

God Bless,
Gearld Fry & Steve Campbell

The following is an email one of the attendees from the Fort Wayne school sent in.

"Since we all had the pleasure of learning from Gearld and Steve, I have begun to practice some of the skills taught and use some of their recommendations in regards to mineral.  As I expressed at the seminar and so did some of you, pinkeye has been a thorn in my side the last 3 years.  When I went to the conference, I probably had 30 cases of active Pinkeye. This is in a herd of around 200 or more total animals.  I had 5 completely blind animals.
When I returned home, I didn't have access to everything I needed to completely start the mineral program.  I did have some Kansas Sea Salt, so I thought I would start with Steve's brine solution. Once again I didn't have a big enough tub so I used a 20 gallon mineral tub.  Instead of using a bucket, I just put 10 pounds in and stirred it up.  It was all gone the next day.  For the next week I went through 1 to 2 of these per day.  Within that week all Pinkeye in the animals that had access to the brine was halted.   Four of the blind animals recovered enough sight to get around pretty well.  The fifth is still blind and hasn't had brine (test case I guess).  I am now using a 50 gallon rubber maid tank and I put about 20 pounds of salt in it.  They go through 1 a day with maybe a touch unfinished.  Other side benefits seem to be even shinier coats and the best of all very intense heat signs (Steve believes my conception rates will get even better)."