Category Archives: Planned Grazing

4 Reasons Why Increasing Weaning Weights May Not Increase Profit

I’m not suggesting that people eliminate all inputs, but low cost production models are usually more profitable than high input models. If you are Ranching For Profit you need to weigh the true value against the actual cost of inputs … Continue reading

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Put the land first… and everything else will follow

With this setup their target for production was raised from 60,000 pounds per acre to between 120,000 and 160,000… In three years, Harper says, they have managed to increase annual beef production off the same 130 acres by 9,000 pounds … Continue reading

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Using Models for Desert Bighorn Conservation | CIRCLE RANCH

Posted by Chris Gill at the Circle Ranch Circle Ranch’s tips for bighorn restoration: Increase water. Add lots of free water everywhere. The more locations, the better. Make drinkers and supplies big enough to support large cattle herds, multiple wild … Continue reading

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The Art Of The Cattle Move II: Grazing Plans

This beautiful video discusses the importance of the grazing plan in sustainable ranching. The authors explain, “The most important tool we use in management of the land is being able to control the amount of time that cattle graze a particular … Continue reading

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The Art of the Cattle Move I: The Philosophy

 Hopefully, this will help the public understand and appreciate ranchers, what they do  and how they conserve the land and their family oriented lifestyle. — jtl, 419 by Madeline Jorden at Ranchlands Review   https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/rwZdRBJbqg4?rel=0&autohide=1&hd=1&iv_load_policy=3&wmode=transparent&modestbranding=1&autoplay=0 The core of Ranchlands’ ranching … Continue reading

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How an Australian Ranch Uses Cattle to Restore Soil

via Chris Gill  and the Circle Ranch Meet Glenn Morris, General Manager of Figtrees Organic Farms, producers and marketers of award winning organic beef from the award winning properties ‘Wilton Park’ in New South Wales, Australia. Glenn has spent more than two … Continue reading

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Wild Texas

I’ve been told that Australia is the only place a Texan can go and NOT get homesick. I don’t believe that for a minute. There is no such place anywhere on this earth. (Click on the URL below) — jtl, … Continue reading

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Turning a Dangerous Arroyo Into a Flood Irrigation Resource in the Deserts of Far-West Texas

OK, so now I want you guys to go out and tell your “back to the earth hippy” friends all about how we abuse our livestock and destroy our land in the process. That was sarcasm, in case you didn’t … Continue reading

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Rancher Takes an Unconventional Path to Restoring His Land

via Chris Gill  at The Circle Ranch “Chris Gill, 72,  together with his family own Circle Ranch in far-West Texas. He thinks of the desert habitat, its flora and fauna, as a single system.” NOTE: this article was initially posted to … Continue reading

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Understanding Brittleness to Better Understand Your Land

 Understanding Brittleness to Better Read Your Land from Savory Institute on Vimeo. Learn the concept of brittleness and how understanding where your region falls on the brittleness scale can affect the management options for your ranch or farm.        … Continue reading

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