Confessions of a Sustainable Yellowstone Entrepreneur
Retting Hemp via Hempsiling by BioPac’r®
When farming hemp for Hemp fibers, or cannabis for CBD and wanting a secondary market for the residual plant debris, the process that detaches the fibers from the stalks, branches and twigs is called "Retting". While two major types of retting including field retting...
Pesticides, Grass Clipping and Feed Safety
Back in the 1950’s the chemical process of ensiling detoxified the biomass from pesticides making it safe to feed. Unless physics and chemistry has changed, lawn clipping that are ensiled are predisposed to the same outcome after they have underwent the ensiling process for 30 days.
How To Generate New Golf Course Revenue
If you could gain $150,000 in newly discovered revenue right under your feet, isn’t it worth your attention to run the numbers?
Reinventing Golf Course Ownership
If golf course owners want to become more sustainable and survive into the 21st Century, they too might need to reinvent the purpose of their investment …
Great Tasting Grass Fed Beef without Grains or Genetics
We hypothesis that Wyoming livestock producers have had 150 years to perfect bloodline of cattle that offer a grain finished taste (via marbling) from animals that have only ever eaten grass! Why is this? I suspect that our bloodlines are better able to convert low...
Here’s Why Wyoming Beef is So Popular Around the World
Why are Cowboy Grown beef products so popular around the world? Nothing has really changed in 150 years! It's due to our love of the animals and the land since the first pioneers established themselves in the Wyoming Territory in the 1800's. Our beef is being "Grown...
Golf Course: Ensiling Verticutting Debris
As we at BioPac'r, continue to look at new biomass to ensile, we will try to offer some guidance on how you can prepare these alternative biomass for packaging and ensiling. Some of the alternative biomass to grass clippings has been, golf course green clippings, ...
University of Wyoming: Grass Clipping Silage Feeding Study
The BioPac’r presents a way to “package and pickle” freshly mowed lawn clippings for years without rotting. The University of Wyoming Extension Service has proven that cattle actually prefer lawn silage to hay.
Will Grass Clippings Produce Methane Gas?
Our Attempt at BioGas Production I had been thinking about a way to beat the county landfill out of a $90/ton dumping fee back in 2010. I was trying to figuring out how to use grass clippings for something different, like in the production of BioMethane gas. ...
How Do Landscapers Handle Their Lawn Clippings?
The World Food Organization claims we need to double food production by 2050 or starve as a planet. Id like to lobby therefore, that lawn clippings used to feed livestock is a greater goal to reach and BioPac’r will pave the way.
New Facts about Grasscycling | Start Bagging Those Clippings
Here are the most important excerpts on how the experiment was set up. You be the judge if the method of this experiment replicates a real life mowing situation? Or were we sold a bill of Goods!
Golf Courses Can Become More Sustainable by Over-Seeding Rye Grass
This new revenue from your grass clipping silage (livestock feed) can now help pay for the ryegrass grass seed, a total windfall for courses that can not currently overseed their courses due to budget constraints.
Future Farmers of America, Meet the New Animal Agriculture Paradigm
The barrier for young Future Farmers of America to enter the cattle business is overwhelming…. small farms are soon to be a distant memory due to restrictive start-up cost ………..Until Now.
Tree Leaves Nearly Kill Workers
The efficiency of the worker went from 538 square feet per hour on Monday using their pickup truck method to using a BioPac’r which improved their efficiency to 4,500 square feet per hour
Can Cattle Eat Grass Clippings?
According to NASA, there are More Lawns Than Irrigated Corn, making the 35,000,000 million acres of potentially "harvestable" turfgrass, the #1 irrigated Crop in the United States, surpassing that of Irrigated Corn! So, will cattle eat grass clippings? Absolutely,...
Generating a Revenue Stream from Grass Clippings
It's exciting that after just 18 months since the first release of the model LJG15, named after my parents Laverne and Joyce Graus, we have BioPac'r units generating new revenue streams from Coeur d' Alene, Idaho to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Forward thinking...
How to Sell Grass Clippings?
Turf managers first reaction is that they don’t know any cattle people and aren’t comfortable with selling their silage without YCC’s livestock feeding knowledge or our connections.
David Vs. Goliath
This particular blog was originally handed in for a grade by a Business college student Ben Gelman of NYU. Ben "wrote a paper that featured that BioPac’r as a solution to a social issue". Mr. Gelman gave permission for his paper to be posted here. The Steaks Have...
Are Green Waste Diversion Efforts, Actually Harming the Environment?
These days, “Diversion” is the new name of the landfill game…..Viewing grass clippings as the “Rock Star” they are, is the future of the turfgrass industry and the solution to our landfill problems, as well as the food and ground water issues facing us.
Have Your Grass and Feed it Too?
Overnight, turfgrass becomes more relevant, turfgrass is not longer only a surface for recreation, rather turfgrass become a new crop to help feed the 100 million head of cattle on feed in the USA, while at the same time, reclaiming billion upon billions of gallons of irrigation water.