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Grazing

Find out how to improve livestock production while maintaining the value of the soil and land.

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Invasive annual grasses have become problematic across the Western region because they readily outcompete more desirable perennial grasses, especially in areas that have been recently burned or where the soil and vegetation have been disturbed.

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When managing grazing livestock, matching forage production potential and animal intake seems to be often overlooked or incorrectly assumed. When I drive by a ranch in the first week of June and pastures are grazed as tight as putting greens, I know the forage system will soon fail.

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Strategic grazing on cheatgrass-dominated rangelands can control this invasive annual grass and reduce wildfires.

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Do you ever go to the pantry or the refrigerator and open it up wondering what you will fix for supper? Or maybe you’re at the store and cannot remember what the heck is in the pantry.

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What are ecosystem processes? They are the water cycle, the mineral cycle, the energy cycle and secondary plant succession. These four processes exist on all land.

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The current commercial cow-calf business model is not profitable. Input costs have skyrocketed in the last 20 years, while feeder calf value has not kept pace. Many have given up hope on positive cash flow in the cow business.

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