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Allan Savory: Planned Cattle Grazing Where the Rubber Hits the Road

In this 45-minute video, the Dean of holistic range science – Allan Savory – discusses on-the-ground application of holistic planned grazing. West Texas and New Mexico ranchers will find many helpful insights, observations and suggestions in this wide-ranging discussion of … Continue reading

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Perception shift: Livestock to the rescue

Perhaps one day public opinion will align with what Allan Savory told farmers and ranchers in Chico: “You in the room are the most important people in the world.” And from the Western Livestock Journal, no less! Looks like the … Continue reading

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The forage challenge – higher yield and higher quality

One goal is to break the inverse link between yield and digestibility I must admit, I have actually taught that. But, in my own self-defense it was a loooooong time ago–long before hardly anybody had even heard of Alan Savory. … Continue reading

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Eat more meat and save the world: the latest implausible farming miracle

It is rightfully said that no two ranchers ever agreed on anything except what the third one was doing wrong. As this article demonstrates, that principle seems to carry over to range managers and grazing “experts.” But the really sad … Continue reading

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NPR Suggests Cattle Degrade The Environment

It is a semi-true statement to say that “cattle” have damaged the environment. But only semi because it was not the cattle themselves that did it. In years past, it was the mismanagement of those cattle–not enough cattle on too much … Continue reading

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Cell Grazing: Part IV. Stock Density vs. Stocking Rate.

By Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President & CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc.  The difference between stocking rate and stock density is critical to understanding how and why cell grazing works. Stocking Rate is the actual number of animals … Continue reading

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Cell Grazing: Part I. Introduction

By Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President & CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc. Grazing (Photo credit: EricMagnuson) Cell Grazing goes by a multitude of names: There is Managing the Ranch as a Business with Restoration Grazing; Ranching for Profit; … Continue reading

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Managing the Ranch as a Business: The Role of Time

By Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President & CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc.  Continuing our analysis of Alan Savory’s Four Key Insights.   Key Insight 4: The Role of Time   Damage from overgrazing and trampling has little relationship to animal … Continue reading

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Managing the Ranch as a Business: The Brittleness Scale

By Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President & CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc.  Continuing our examination of Alan Savory’s Four Key Insights:   Key Insight Number 2: The Brittleness Scale: Environments can be classified on a continuum. This classification is … Continue reading

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Managing the Ranch as a Business: Key Insights.

By Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President & CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc. Resistance to Change  Even trained scientists can never be objective about new information. When Alan Savory and Stan Parsons first set up shop on this continent … Continue reading

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