Keep Rangeland Healthy by Managing Early Spring Grazing

Wyoming was hit with a major wet spring snow storm this week.  Prior to the storm, rangeland grasses were really starting to put on growth.  Once the storm clears on out and temperatures rise, the added moisture will push grass growth even faster.  With all that growth and harvested winter feed in decline, the need to get livestock out on… Read more »

Grazing Plant Communities

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When you look across a landscape, in the spring and summer you may notice that plant communities change based on elevation, slope, and landscape position.  This can be explained further when you consider the soil type and localized climate of a specific site.  Climate and soil texture and structure play a large role in the kinds and amounts of vegetation… Read more »

Why I Marched for Science on April 22, 2017

Growing up on a farm in Wyoming, I was blessed with knowing where my food comes from and the freedom to be who I wanted.  The later was likely because I had excellent parents.  On that farm we had TV but we only had three channels.  When my sister and brothers and I got off the school bus and finished… Read more »

Poisonous Rangeland Plants

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Healthy rangelands give livestock producers the ability to provide their animals with a healthy and nutritious feed.  Spring is an important time in both the animal’s and plant’s growth cycle.  While it is important to remember the rangeland and mange grazing for plant health, we must also keep in mind the health of the livestock.   When spring turnout is… Read more »

Technology in Ranching

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If you spend time with a rancher, you will soon come to learn that they are innovative.  They have to be.  Agriculture technology has not been a target sector for investors up until recently, with the number of investors increasing 52% during the first half of 2016.  Because of this, new technologies to increase the efficiency and lower the costs… Read more »