Category: CATTLE

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Cows and Elk – A Symbiotic Relationship

When grazed properly, cattle can be very beneficial for elk. Cattle are similar in their grazing impact to bison; bison and elk were mutually dependent for many thousands of years in North America. NOTE: originally published in HMI In Practice Newsletter May June 2013  

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Wild Burros Providing Water for Wildlife

In far-West Texas, a coalition of government agencies, agricultural universities and conservation organizations has decided that wild burros on public lands should be eradicated. The coalition based its decision on the belief that what the burros are doing in the video below harms wildlife – especially Desert Bighon Sheep and Desert Mule Deer – and all

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Restoring Deserts: The Grasslands Story

Using the capital markets to further conservation through holistic ranching. The Grasslands Story …by Jim Howell Grasslands LLC is a for profit ranch/farm management company. Our company was originally a part of the Savory Institute, founded in 2009 by myself and my wife, Daniela, Tony Malmberg, Allan Savory, Jody Butterfield, Shannon Horst, and Zach Jones.

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Desert Grassland Restoration: Using Cattle to Stop Erosion

Second in a series on “animal impact”, this video shows cows being used to re-grow grass in deadspots, and how cows can help stop erosion by healing gully headcuts.

Restoring Desert Grasslands with Intensive Grazing

There are lots of ways to get animal impact onto ranges.

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In Australia, Cowboys Use Satellites to Home In on the Range

Technology is making holistic planned grazing cheaper and easier. NOTE: Post initially appeared on WSJ.com on January 24, 2016 Ranchers saddle up satellites to track herds; water-trough weigh-ins

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Animal Impact Made Easy #2: Treating Deadspots and Headcuts with Cattle

It takes lots and lots of animals to restore desert grasslands. This 4-minute video is #2 in a series on “animal impact”. It shows how, at Circle Ranch in the high-desert mountains of far-West Texas, we are using cows to re-grow grass in dead-spots, and cattle trampling to control erosion. Animal Impact Made Easy #2

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Winter Grazing Report at Circle Ranch

Guy Glosson helps us with grazing planning and monitoring.  He is a rancher, HMI Certified Educator, and HMI Director.   Grazing Report, February 2015 I arrived late Tuesday afternoon and did not have time to look at much of the country. I went with David on Wednsday to feed the herd in the north pastures,

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Restoring Grasslands with Planned Grazing: Soil Carbon Curious

Adaptive Multi-Paddock grazing (AMP grazing) is regenerating soils around the world, producing healthy grass-finished beef. But the science on AMP grazing is sparse, to say the least. Now, a group of leading soil, rangeland, bug and social scientists are setting out to fill the science gap. Led by Dr. Richard Teague of Texas A&M, and

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Animal Impact Made Easy #1

Join a  a “pasture walk” at Circle Ranch in far-West Texas to observe how we use cattle to restore grasslands in our high-desert mountains. Animal Impact Made Easy #1 from Christopher Gill on Vimeo.