Category Archives: Mob Grazing

Lost top-soil a generational problem for farmers

And not just for farmers. This applies to ranchers too–especially on the arid land ranges. The key to range management is the management of the top two centimeters of the soil. — jtl, 419 Tas Country Hour   By     Jane Ryan   … Continue reading

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Intensive Grazing on Irrigated Pastures

By Dave Scott of ATTRA-NCAT via On Pasture Even if you’re not working with irrigation, this article has some great tips for transitioning to intensive grazing, stockpiling pasture, and considering the downsides.  This is the first in a series from Dave … Continue reading

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Herding & Electric Fencing Combined to Increase Herd Effect

The Rodear Initiative. We can pick up and set out polywire at a blistering pace with the help of our equine partners. We’ve got a good video of this method in action that we’ll put up when we get it … Continue reading

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Rodearing

The Rodear Initiative Rodearing is a lot like sheep herding!  Cattle are naturally gregarious, but need to be “trained” to stay in such close proximity.  This same response to herding should be advantageous in the presence of predators. Here we’re utilizing … Continue reading

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Sex, nutrition, and electric fence

Power fence is the technology that has the potential to help us graze animals for better sustainability of resources, graze areas that were impossible to graze without it, increase profit with more effective grazing, and control animals in a safe … Continue reading

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Ecologists Turn To Planned Grazing To Revive Grassland Soil

If you are one of those who foot the bill — a private rancher operating on your own land with your own money–you need to adopt planned grazing. And, you also need to be very, very leery of The Nature Conservancy. … Continue reading

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Cracking institutions

 About all I can say to this is “Well duhhh.” The few of us left that are not indoctrinated in global collectivism have always known that rugged individualism is fundamental to everything. It is what settled the West and built … Continue reading

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Forage Improvement Results From Holistic Herding

by Bob Kinford  Back in October of 2012 I began a project of  using low stress stockmanship to herd 460 cows through a 32000 acre grazing plan. During the course of this grazing season, I did a few experiments to see … Continue reading

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Grazing Can Make Riparian Areas Better Or Worse

 by Jesse Bussard via Beef Producer As in all grazing situations, the amount of time cattle graze and the length of recovery period are critical to good riparian management. I have been spending a lot of time in and near rivers … Continue reading

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Using livestock to restore vegetation to arid land

We were blaming too many animals for causing desertification, when it was really too few. Yep, and that is exactly why conventional principles of range management (as taught for decades in university systems all over the world) have done more than … Continue reading

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