Grazing and burning, essays from Bill Whitney

Every so often, I get strong feelings of aversion to cattle grazing.  One reason is because I see many denuded pastures and rangelands due to the limited knowledge a particular cattle rancher has in regards to grazing, ecology, and native grasses.  A lot of people do what I call “hobby grazing” (or complacent grazing), they “run cattle” just to have cattle on their place.  Grazing is not a hobby, it is only a tool to be used when range conditions warrant it. Continue reading “Grazing and burning, essays from Bill Whitney”