Category Archives: Restoriation Grazing

I’m counting the many splendored purposes of a cow

The problem is not to develop the needed technology; it already exists. The problem is convincing both land managers and politicians to use what is available. Yep, that’s the hard part. I learned the hard way (as the Range Task … Continue reading

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6 Reasons To Ignore The “Cowspiracy” And Eat A Burger

And don’t forget that planned grazing:  1. sequesters carbon which seems to be important to vegan enviro wackos, and  2. improves the water cycle and increases the water holding capacity of the soil. No, you can’t fix stupid but you don’t … Continue reading

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Restoring Desert Grasslands with Livestock

Here we go again. More on the one and only grazing method that can double (at least) carrying capacity and triple (at least) cash flow laced and tainted with “global warming” and “factory farm” communist bullshit. Of course, all you … Continue reading

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Restoring Desert Grasslands: Yeomans Keyline Subsoiling Results at the Circle Ranch, August 2014

Be sure to watch the drone video–the next generation of rangeland monitoring. — jtl by Chris Gill via Circle Ranch Blog Here is a cheap, fast, environmentally-friendly alternative to range poisoning with herbicides. When combined with holistic planned grazing of cattle, and … Continue reading

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Chihuahuan Desert Grasslands of Mexico

This is very near where we lived for a year while I did the research for my PhD dissertation. I love that place and miss it greatly. I’d be there now if we didn’t have so much invested in real … Continue reading

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Holistic Management: Another Tool In Your Kit Bag

This introduction to this article is extracted from the preface to my new book Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Field Manual (see below). But first, please realize that “Holistic Planning” is not a grazing system. It is a planning method with … Continue reading

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How to Manage Pastures Using Rotational or Managed Intensive Grazing

This is pretty good…but I say that with reservation. There are some things here that could be very harmful if improperly understood and applied. For example, there is no mention of a formal (on paper) grazing plan that considers separate planning … Continue reading

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You Might Be Cell Grazing If……

Back when it was called “The Savory Grazing Method (SGM),” when folks would take a half assed approach and still get pretty decent results, Savory would say, “Well, even a little SGM is better than none at all.” — jtl by … Continue reading

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GRASSLANDS ARE HEALTHIEST WHEN THEY ARE GRAZED

by: Heather Smith Thomas via Cattle Today The periodic mowing stimulates new growth, and manure/urine from the grazing animals (and trampling of grass to provide litter) adds the necessary nutrients to the soil to make the grassland more productive.  Throughout … Continue reading

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The Highs And Lows Of The Cattle Business

These kinds of articles simultaneously amuse and frustrate me. They are amusing because they are so typical. They are frustrating because 99.9% of the “lows” are preventable. Here is a typical exchange: Client calls. “You gotta get out here, we’re … Continue reading

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