Rotational grazing systems

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  • Managing Saskatchewan Rangeland

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatchewan

    This book was created over a number of years by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) to assist range managers in the stewardship of rangeland resources in Saskatchewan.

  • Padlock Ranch

    Big Horn, Montana

    Padlock Ranch, located near Big Horn, Montana, demonstrates a commitment toward improved sustainability within the beef industry. The ranch’s beneficial practices focus on grazing and water management.

  • Rancho Coyamito Sur

    Chihuahua, Chihuahua

    Coyamito Sur Ranch, located in Chihuahua in Mexico, has improved local environmental conditions through grazing management. Using a rotational grazing system, the ranch limits the effect of livestock disturbance on the land and improves grass productivity.

  • Rancho Jaralillo

    Durango, Durango

    Rancho Jaralillo, located in Durango State in Mexico, implements sustainable practices inspired by the Holistic Management approach. Due to its location in a semi-arid region, the ranch is prone to soil erosion.

  • Rancho La Jococa

    Pánuco, Zacatecas

    Rancho la Jococa, located in Pánuco, Zacatecas has demonstrated a sound commitment to using sustainable ranching practices. Because it is located in a semi-arid region of Mexico, it is vital for the ranch to maintain sufficient moisture levels on the property.

  • Rancho Los Ángeles

    Saltillo, Coahuila

    Rancho Los Ángeles, located in Saltillo in Mexico, is committed to environmental stewardship and community action. This experimental ranch is run by the Antonio Narro Agrarian Autonomous University (Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro) with a view to inspire…

  • Rancho Tapiecitas

    Casas Grandes, Chihuahua

    Rancho Tapiecita, located in Casas Grandes in Mexico, is a unique ranching operation dedicated to environmental stewardship. As a participant in a local grassland improvement program, the ranch is focused on increasing grass cover and forage production. Rotational grazing is employed to ensure rest periods for native grasslands.

  • Rancho Tontonilquillo

    Cuencamé, Durango

    Totonilquillo Ranch, located in Cuencamé in Mexico, is dedicated to enhancing native grassland health and productivity. The ranch participates in a grassland improvement program that rehabilitates degraded areas through soil conservation and the planting of native shrubs and grass species.

  • Sharing the Land with Pinyon-Juniper Birds

    Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, Colorado

    The Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory created this document to educate land managers about beneficial practices that can enhance pinyon-juniper bird habitat on their land. It was developed with funding primarily provided by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  • Sharing Your Land with Prairie Wildlife

    Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, Colorado

    The Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) created this document to educate land managers about grassland management practices to help enhance bird and wildlife habitat in short grass prairies.

  • Slovek Ranch Philip, South Dakota

    Bill and Pennie Slovek

    The Slovek Ranch is located near Philip, South Dakota, where Bill – a third generation rancher – his wife Pennie and their youngest son Bo, run approximately 900 cow-calf pairs on over 13,000 acres. They also rent 6,000 to 7,000 acres every year.

  • Weedon Ranch Swift Current, Saskatchewan

    The Weedon Family

    The Weedon Ranch encompasses approximately 11,500 acres of native prairie range and 1,920 acres of tame grass in the dry brown soil zone of Saskatchewan. Located in Swift Current, the ranch is mostly in a sandhill ecosystem, making water and grass management a priority.

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