Category Archives: Planned Grazing

Video: Circle Ranch High Country

 If you are a Texan, you will understand. If not, sorry boys I just got captured and carried away by the music. I hope you enjoy it and the scenery too. — jtl, 419 Posted by Chris Gill  Pronghorn, Desert … Continue reading

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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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Determine Land Area and Distance With Your Smartphone

If you don’t have one of these, you should. — jtl, 419 By Austin Miles, Research Associate 2, Nobel Foundation How big is that pasture? How long is this fence line? How far is it to the nearest water point? … Continue reading

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Do your ranch goals & family lifestyle match?

Is your whole family on the same page when it comes to the goals of the ranch? Here are some tips on how to work together to achieve more in 2017. A comprehensive methodology for strategic goal setting as well … Continue reading

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This week on the Circle

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) – America’s Answer to Mad Cow Disease Here is a useful body of early information on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). CWD’s history has been revised considerably in the last 15-years. NOTE: This post is taken verbatim … Continue reading

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This Week at the Circle

Early Summer 2016 – Game Cameras Healthy ranges need: (1) Big nomadic grazers (bison or cows under planned grazing), (2) abundant predators and (3) lots of prey numbers and kinds. Take any one of these out and the system collapses. … Continue reading

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This Week at the Circle

My old friend and colleague, Chris Gill, has come up with a couple of really good (and informative) pieces this week. We hope you enjoy and benefit from them. — jtl, 419 Book Review: The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to … Continue reading

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This Week at the Circle

Mid-Summer 2016 Game CamerasDo most of the species pictured below—and all of the predators—“compete” with each other and harm bighorn, mule deer, pronghorn and ecosystem health as the wildlife agencies say? Or do they complement each other? Is biodiversity good … Continue reading

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Jim Howell – Conserving and Restoring the World’s Grasslands

via The Circle Ranch Take the time to listen to this great interview with our friend Jim Howell, in which he explains how cattle ranching can restore rangeland viability. NOTE: post initially appeared on MountainPrarie.com Jim Howell is the CEO … Continue reading

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Plug and Spread Made Easy

from Chris Gill at The Circle Ranch This is a 4-1/2 minute video about the “Plug-and-Spread” method of harvesting water from gullies. Water harvesting including Plug and Spread, in combination with Keyline sub-soiling, wild animal impact and planned grazing of … Continue reading

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