Rancho Jaralillo

Durango, Durango

Type Rancher Case Study
Organization Rancho Jaralillo
Country Mexico
Region Durango, Durango
# of head of cattle 450 cattle, 200 calf
Hectares 3,800
Language Spanish
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 (Unpublished).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.