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Forage Quality and Quantity in Texas — Managing Nutrition in Range Beef Cattle

by Robert K. Lyons, Richard V. Machen and Jerry W. Stuth. Texas A & M AgriLife Extension If the link won’t work for you, copy and paste this URL into your browser. http://bexar-tx.tamu.edu/files/2012/07/B-6124-Forage-Quality-and-Quanity-in-Texas.pdf This was sent to me by a … Continue reading

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Grazing should be critical piece of lands management

 There is no denying that market forces…have played a role in the decrease of grazing on fed­eral lands. However, instead of mitigating these effects, unresponsive federal policies are making life more difficult for rural Americans — add­ing insult to injury. It’s … 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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Book Review: The Pseudoscience of Invasive Species “Biology”

Exposing the failures of the Land Grant University System. — jtl, 419 Courtesy of Chris and Laura Gill at the Circle Ranch “Competitive” or cooperative? Bighorn and aoudad sharing range and water at Circle Ranch. No science supports the claim that … Continue reading

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Achieving Erosion Control, Soil Health and Biological Diversity

Book Review:The Plug and Spread Treatment: Achieving Erosion Control, Soil Health and Biological Diversity A very informative little book. — jtl By Bill Zeedyk via the Circle Ranch Habitat managers, who are struggling to control the gullies responsible for draining and … Continue reading

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Experts say ranching done right improves the environment and wildlife habitat

The title, read and interpreted literally, is spot on. However, Tample jumps the track in the first paragraph of her article. The Society for Range Management has done more to destroy western ranges than all the cows on earth. From … Continue reading

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Stocking Rate Rant

A big deep breath, then a long sigh…. What these conventional range management clowns did is exactly the type of thing I have ranted a lot about lately (See: The Myth of Light, Moderate and Heavy Grazing, The Myth that is … Continue reading

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And the Myths Live on: Thoughts on the 2010 Meeting of the Texas Section of the Society for Range Management

by Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President and CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc. Extracted from Chapter 3: Introduction to Range Management & Definition of Basic Terms of A Handbook for Ranch Managers by Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume. 442 … Continue reading

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