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ranch,

large farm devoted chiefly to raising and breeding cattle, horses, sheep, and goats. The cattle ranch was introduced from Latin America to Texas and the plains of the W United States and Canada. The first ranchers owned cattle, ponies, and camp equipment but no land, grazing their stock on the free public rangerange,
large area of land unsuited to cultivation but supporting native grasses and other plants suitable for livestock grazing. Principal areas in the western hemisphere are the pampas of South America and the prairies of the United States and Canada.
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. When the fencing of land became compulsory, most ranges were broken up into smaller ranches. Cattle and sheep are often shipped from ranches to feed lots in the corn belt for fattening. The term ranch is applied in the W United States also to grain and fruit farms. The dude ranch offers horseback riding and other typically Western outdoor activities for the entertainment of paying guests. Some dude ranches are also "working" ranches, but most are devoted solely to vacationers.
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Therefore, understanding the behavioral implications of restricted grazing time is essential for grazing management and fragile ecosystems conservation.
One of the primary purposes of adaptive grazing management on the allotment was to attract elk to pastures recently grazed by cattle at a particular elevation, while resting adjacent pastures to increase growth of forage and to sustain adequate forage for cattle, elk, and other wild ungulates (Halstead et al.
Good grazing management equals more respect for the plant and thus enhanced root development," he said.
The study had two components: assessment of impacts of organic amendments on soil carbon and biological indicators in croplands on Vertosols of the Liverpool Plains, NSW, and assessment of the impact of grazing management on soil carbon in Chromosol soils of the Northern Tablelands.
There will also be environmental management training covering effective grazing management and waste management.
These factors are likely to lead to high contaminant loads in winter, so pasture and grazing management are particularly important in winter at this site.
The work - said to be a significant boost to Welsh farming prospects - involves the extension of an existing project examining the effects of stocking rates and grazing management on semi-natural vegetation.
A book on this subject I continue to recommend is Intensive Grazing Management by Burt Smith, as well as recommending a subscription to The Stockman Grass Farmer magazine (PO Box 9607, Jackson, MS 39286-9607, $22.
Riparian area grazing management and fencing: funding 50 per cent of eligible costs (fencing and labour to establish riparian area grazing paddocks) to a maximum rebate of $5,000.
Producers will be eligible to receive payments for 75 percent of estimated cost for practices that will improve greater sage grouse habitat, such as grazing management, removing encroached juniper trees, planting native species, removing or retrofitting fences to make them more visible and wildlife-friendly, and installing wildlife escape ramps in existing watering facilities.
Host farmers Richard and Beverly Ward welcomed visitors to Cragg Top, Langleydale, to demonstrate their approach to grazing management as part of the English Beef and Lamb Executive's Better Returns Programme.
This has significantly increased the weight of lamb sold per ewe, and also gives greater flexibility to the grazing management throughout the summer months.