Category Archives: Conventional Range Management (Myth vs. Reality)

Utah ranchers forming LLC in innovative grazing plan

 The allotments allow 17,218 AUMS, and the plan is to rest about 20 percent of range annually.    That tells me that this little project will be a catastrophic failure (or marginally successful at best). That is because it tells … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pseudoscience of Invasive Species “Biology”

Exposing the failures of the Land Grant University System. — jtl, 419 Courtesy of Chris and Laura Gill at the Circle Ranch “Competitive” or cooperative? Bighorn and aoudad sharing range and water at Circle Ranch. No science supports the claim that … Continue reading

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Cow confinement can improve pastures

We need to be prepared to protect our native range from overgrazing; we need to be planning to give late season rest to those native pastures; and we need be trying to incorporate prescribed fire and I think those are … Continue reading

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10 best ways to get more cattle on the same pasture

How can you get more cows on the same amount of grass? South Dakota State University specialist has answers for beef producers. Want to go broke real quick? Just follow all ten of these to the letter.  Well, maybe it … Continue reading

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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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Stocking Rate Rant

A big deep breath, then a long sigh…. What these conventional range management clowns did is exactly the type of thing I have ranted a lot about lately (See: The Myth of Light, Moderate and Heavy Grazing, The Myth that is … Continue reading

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The Myth of Light, Moderate and Heavy Grazing

I hesitated to re-blog this because I was afraid of misleading some people. But, I decided publish it as an example of what is wrong with conventional range management (the so-called “science” that has destroyed more good rangelands than all … Continue reading

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