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If You Want Healthy Wildlife, You Need Healthy Ranches

By   /  August 19, 2019  /  Money Matters  /  No Comments

This article is drawn from a release originally written by Jenny Seifert of University of California, Santa Barabara. Researchers at the University of California – Santa Barbara revealed a clear link between the economic health of ranches and maintaining habitat for the greater sage grouse, a bird that has been the focus of public land […]

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Don’t Freak Out About the IPCC Report

By   /  August 12, 2019  /  The Scoop  /  1 Comment

Let’s start with this: The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that was released on August 8 does not say we should quit eating meat and become vegetarians. Here’s what it does say: “Balanced diets, featuring plant-based foods, such as those based on coarse grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and animal-sourced […]

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Discovery Helps Plants Make a Connection With Soil Fungi

By   /  August 12, 2019  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  1 Comment

Ten years of work result in the discovery of the gene that allows plants and mycorrhizal fungi to interact and could lead to plants that require less fertilizer and can survive and thrive in arid environments.

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The Economics of Creep Feeding – Does it Pay?

By   /  August 12, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

This article originally appeared in May of 2018. It is drawn from information provided by the University of Nebraska Lincoln Beef, Randy Saner, Nebraska Extension Educator – Beef Systems, and Travis Mulliniks, UNL Beef Cattle Nutritionist – Range Production Systems. Thanks for your great work! Creep feeding is a practice of providing feed so that […]

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Rangeland Researchers Say Smaller is Better

By   /  August 12, 2019  /  Livestock  /  1 Comment

This article comes to us from Oregon State University Extension and Chris Branam. Ranchers running beef cattle on dry and dusty landscapes should consider smaller cows to get the best out of their herd.   That’s the recommendation of a recent interdisciplinary study involving rangeland researchers in Oregon, Wyoming and Oklahoma. Breeding smaller cattle could […]

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