Category Archives: Conventional Range “Improvements”

Experts say ranching done right improves the environment and wildlife habitat

The title, read and interpreted literally, is spot on. However, Tample jumps the track in the first paragraph of her article. The Society for Range Management has done more to destroy western ranges than all the cows on earth. From … Continue reading

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USDA partnership improving sage-grouse habitat, grazing lands

“Thanks to the interest from ranchers and support of our conservation partners, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is working to secure this species’ future while maintaining our vibrant western economies,” Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie said … Continue reading

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Fight temptation this spring; your pastures will reward you

 I offer this as a prime example of the totally wrong-headed conventional approach to range and pasture management—a checklist for what NOT to do, if you will. — jtl From Dow AgroSciences via Beef If you decide your situation warrants … Continue reading

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Grass management is critical in 2015; plus: 3 tips for winter pasture management

This is the absolute most wrong headed article that I have seen in a while–forever maybe. The three “recommendations” provide the perfect recipe for the destruction of perfrectly good rangeland. Consider fertilizing in winter – especially in the west, rangeland … Continue reading

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Keyline Plowing: What is it? Does it work?

“Where’s the Data?” That is always the first question that should be asked of the “gizmo” peddlers. If they wiff and waff and avoid the question, you will know immediately that there isn’t any. The next  request needs to be: Let … Continue reading

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