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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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A winning recipe for pig farming: Starting with next to nothing

 “Because we don’t have high production costs, the system isn’t dependant on large scale financing. Land ownership is thus not a prerequisite for success. It’s all about land management, not land ownership says Sally. The risks for small-scale farmers is … Continue reading

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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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Sage grouse review stirs controversy

We know the ranching community, specifically public lands ranchers, have unique challenges and opportunities. This one-size-fits-all approach restricted our ability to play our part in this conservation effort.” One of the keys is increasing ground cover which is accomplished with … Continue reading

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Richard Teague et al. on Benefits of Planned Grazing

Finally, an academic with an open mind. Something is wrong with this picture (sarcasm in case you didn’t notice).  via Chris Gill at the Circle Ranch   Here is peer reviewed, hard science from Texas A&M on the topic of holistic … Continue reading

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Ranches for Free: Birdwell Creek – Planned Grazing

Watching the behavior of 4,000 – 5,000 head of cattle move peacefully from one paddock to another never gets old. It is fascinating. Indeed it is. — jtl, 419   Chris Gill via Circle Ranch Here is a Texas example … Continue reading

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