150th Anniversary State of the Industry report is designed to provide a benchmark of information to help producers make successful decisions.
Healthy soils are fundamental to sustainable rangelands. In fact, “grazing lands occupy nearly half the Earth’s land area, provide livelihoods for millions, and mitigate climate change via massive stores of carbon,” explains Ken Tate with UC Rangelands. “Maintaining and restoring soil health is essential to ensuring these benefits in our ever changing environment.” Healthy soil can […]
Properly training animals to an electric fence can mean all the difference before using the fence to contain them. Don Ashford, a rancher in Ethel, Louisiana, and the National Grazing Lands Coalition offer some tips for training animals properly. Watch the Wallace Center’s Guide to Training Animals to an Energized Fence as part of The […]
Since there isn’t electrical power at Dean Schneider’s ranch, solar was his only option for an electric fence. As the manager of Bell Rule Genetics, a family ranching operation in northeast Oklahoma, solar electric fencing has been a very cost-effective and trouble-free part of his rotational grazing system. While solar can be tricky, Schneider figured […]
Rangelands encompass over 770 million acres of land in the U.S., and despite their classification as a single land type, these U.S. rangelands occur across a variety of ecosystems and have unique vulnerabilities. There is consensus in the scientific community that rangelands are especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, and that management will […]
Electric fences can actually provide ranchers with cost-effective land management possibilities. The goal is to create a strong perimeter fence with temporary or modest interior fencing, according to the National Grazing Lands Coalition. Then, by training animals to the fence before putting them in, ranchers find the most success. The National Grazing Lands Coalition recommends […]