Tag Archives: restoration grazing

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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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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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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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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What’s The Best Way To Market Beef Calves This Year?

These guys make it way to complicated–something that can always be expected from an academic. We use a much simpler and more effective approach. See How to Get Rich from Drought and Bad Cattle Prices taken from Chapter 7: A Handbook … Continue reading

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Heads Up

Notice for all our readers: We are going to be out of the saddle all next week presenting a seminar/workshop (Managing the Ranch as a Business with Restoration Grazing) at Charles (Doc) Borrego’s Hold on Farms in Canton, Texas. If … Continue reading

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