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Paddock Size and Stocking Density Affect Spatial Heterogeneity of Grazing
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Grazing distribution can be more even under intensive than extensive management, but this depends on how adaptively the system, particularly the aspects of timing and frequency, is managed.
Benefits of Multi-Paddock Grazing Management on Rangelands: Limitations of Experimental Grazing Research and Knowledge Gaps
1 Texas AgriLife Research, Texas A&M System, Vernon TX 76384 2 Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-52305 3 Centre for the Management of Arid Environments, Locked
Grazing management that regenerates ecosystem function and grazingland livelihoods
Adopting a systems view and regenerative philosophy can indicate how to regenerate ecosystem function on commercial-scale agro-ecological landscapes. Adaptive multi-paddock grazing management is an
Grazing Management Can Improve Livestock Distribution
On the Ground By managing for more even animal distribution, ranch managers can increase the amount of forage accessible to livestock and raise their effective grazing capacity. Smaller paddocks and
Complex Creative Systems
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Researchers must combine their reductionist thinking and intent to develop “best management practices” with new approaches that consider creative systems, and managers must come to appreciate the value of “reductionist” research for understanding processes and developing principles that apply generally across time and space.
Low-Input Grassfed Livestock Production in the American West: Case Studies of Ecological, Economic, and Social Resilience
Low-Input Grassfed Livestock Production in the American West: Case Studies of Ecological, Economic, and Social Resilience DOI:10.2458/azu_rangelands_v33i2_barnes
The New Ranch Handbook: A Guide to Restoring Western Rangelands
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The New Ranch demonstrates that management tailored to these processes, and attuned to variability, can conserve rangeland resources and help restore areas that have been degraded in the past— while simultaneously producing greater returns for the ranch.
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