|Type||Rancher Case Study|
|# of head of cattle||450 cattle, 200 calf|
|Reference||Aguirre C. and J. Hoth, 2008. Mejores prácticas ganaderas para la conservación y uso sustentable del pastizal en el Desierto Chihuahuense. The Nature Conservancy. 14 pp. (Unpublished).|
|Date modified||May 2013|
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. The presence of patches within the grass cover poses a risk to forage production as they quickly capture water and increase runoff leading to soil erosion.
To mitigate this problem, the ranch uses the animals as a tool to increase plant cover and forage production through grazing. Combined with rotational grazing using paddock systems the ranch has been able to stabilize the land.