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Gene Sollock & Workshop Opportunities

 Gene Sollock
January 16, 1927-September 2, 1016 
It is with great sadness that I must tell you that Gene Sollock passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully on September 2, 2016.  Our dear, dear friend and mentor has left us, but there is great joy in knowing that he is again with his beautiful wife Ruth.  Ruth passed away in 2015.  Gene left a legacy of thousands of educated farmers and ranchers across the nation that adopted his method of raising and grazing cattle.  He also touched so many people throughout his life as an educator in Texas school districts.  His gift was teaching and he will be remembered long years from now.  Rest in peace my dear friend.  You are sorely missed.
For those that would like to remember Gene personally and share memories of him, please go to his tribute page at 

  About Gene Sollock    

Gene is a pioneer in producing grassfed beef and has grasses and clovers year-round.  Gene was producing grassfed beef long before its benefits became known.  As an Agriculture teacher in Conroe, Gene knew there must be a better way than dumping chemicals on his land and grain, hormones and antibiotics into his cattle, so he set out to find out how to do it naturally and has been for over 25 years.  His story is amazing and one that delights audiences across the nation with his history in grassfarming.  To this day, folks still don't believe it can be done!!   Because of Gene's wife's health he is not raising beef any more.  But, Star Haven Farms is blessed to have learned our skills at his knee.

One thing to always remember, don't be fooled by producers offering grassfed beef without green grass or that have been "finished" on grain.   You must have green grasses/clovers to have the high antioxidants, vitamins and CLA in beef and no grain!  See our ordering page for complete details.

 I'm on the board of directors for the Bedias Creek Soil and Water Conservation District. The district and the Natural Resources Conservation Service is available to help with your conservation needs, farm and ranch planning, and making the most of your acreage, small or large. Contact Kenda Mahaffey at (936) 348-2173 or email at: if you need information or assistance with your agricultural project.

Aron Brackeen of Extraordinary Moments has spent weeks recording Gene Sollock's information and education on improving pastures, incorporating legumes into existing pastures, rotational grazing and raising beef without chemicals.  Aron has done installments on YouTube that can be reached by following the links below (Once the Youtube player starts, look at the bottom right corner of the video player under the Views and click the watch in high quality.):

1- Gene Sollock IMG: Episode 1 w/ Gene Sollock


Episode 1 Summary w/ Gene Sollock

2- Gene Sollock IMG: Episode 2 w/ Gene Sollock


Episode 2 Summary w/ Gene Sollock
-Condition the soil
-Cultivate beetles & earth worms
-Control parasites using apple cider vinegar

3- Gene Sollock IMG: Episode 3 w/ Gene Sollock


Episode 3 Summary w/ Gene Sollock
-How to do a soil test
-Helping the clover get started
-Have to rotate, rotate, rotate (!)

4- Gene Sollock IMG: Episode 4 w/ Gene Sollock


Episode 4 Summary w/ Gene Sollock
-Weather challenges
-What disc do to soil
-Why hay is not best
-Ways to use paddocks

5- Gene Sollock IMG: Episode 5 w/ Gene Sollock


Episode 5 Summary w/ Gene Sollock
-Problems with ponds
-Purpose of water points in paddocks
-Plan it out
-People reconsidering

6- Gene Sollock IMG: Episode 6 w/ Gene Sollock


Episode 6 Summary w/ Gene Sollock
-Meds and vaccines
-Managing loss
-Making the sale
-Message from the heart

7- Gene Sollock IMG: Episode 7 w/ Karen Hadaway


Episode 7 Summary w/ Karen Hadaway
-Realize you can farm
-Recommended resources
-Right way to start

8- Gene Sollock IMG: Episode 8 w/ Karen Hadaway


Episode 8 Summary w/ Karen Hadaway
-Water lines
-Ways to install them
-What to consider with electric fence

9- Gene Sollock IMG: Episode 9 w/ Karen Hadaway


Episode 9 Summary w/ Karen Hadaway
-Manure as Fertilizer
-Money Saved on Hay
-Microbes in the Soil
-Many Health Benefits

-Marketing grassfed beef

10-Gene Sollock IMG: Episode 10 w/ Tommy Carroll


Episode 10 Summary w/ Tommy Carroll
-Another convert of Gene's
-Alternative hog fence
-Abundance of clover

11-Gene Sollock IMG: Episode 11 w/ Tommy Carroll


Episode 11 Summary w/ Tommy Carroll
-Amounts of forage and H2O
-Acreage cleared
-Average rotation
-About time to start

* This concludes this series of the Gene Sollock Grassfed Paddock System episodes.