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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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Allan Savory and the Science of Tracking: How the world’s oldest scientific method has changed everything from grazing livestock to snaring poachers

In the 1960s, at the start of the long civil war that yielded Zimbabwe’s independence, Savory was able to use his tracking expertise. He developed tactics suited to bush guerrilla warfare and established the Tracker Combat Unit that became the … Continue reading

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Closer look by NAU finds mixed results for intensive grazing

One of Savory’s points was that the intensive grazing helps the soil store carbon, which would help reverse climate change. But when Johnson and NAU research specialist Aradhana Roberts looked through the scientific literature, they couldn’t find consistent support for … Continue reading

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Target sustainable grazing: Cover crops and holistic management practices on the Richards’ farm in Saskatchewan

“The class we took in 2003 was wonderful. We didn’t have all the traditional paradigms to hold us back, because we hadn’t been back on the farm very long.” It continues to be a mystery to me how some folks … Continue reading

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Taking grazing-management tips from Mother Nature

Gabe Brown says his success in cover  cropping has come through 
observing and mimicking nature’s processes North Dakota producer, Gabe Brown spoke on cover crops and soil health strategies at the Ducks Unlimited grazing club event in Lenore on April … Continue reading

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Holistic Conservation

Funding bodies must not fund only the projects of  donors designed to implement conservation as their interests may conflict with beneficiaries in a strategy that over all can be beneficial to conservation as a whole The surest way to fail … Continue reading

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Why working in sync with nature will benefit your operation

Work in sync with nature and your operation, from the soil up, will benefit. Makes sense to me! — jtl by Burke Teichert in Strategic Planning For The Ranch As a manager, I tried to instill in our team the … Continue reading

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Burke Teichert: Are you a low-input, high-management rancher?

The right cattle with low inputs will always be more profitable. That pretty much sums it up but I believe I’d add sound management that understands and implements “holistic” planning.  by Burke Teichert in Strategic Planning For The Ranch Low … Continue reading

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Understanding grazing systems is not easy

Grazing plans integrate the biology of plants and animals. Grass is the mainstay of a grazing plan, and the subsequent understanding and implementation of grazing can be overwhelming at times. Immediately, in the first paragraph, this college boy left out the … Continue reading

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