Drought in America: US Cattle Herd at Lowest since 1951

I’ve seen numerous headlines over the past few weeks warning that the U.S. cattleherd is at historic lows.  Most blame drought for the decline, but looking behind the numbers a bit I realized that drought isn’t the full story, though … Continue reading

Grazing: The Spatial Dimension

Landscapes are not uniform in time or space.  Estimated stocking rates tend to be conservative, and on the low side, often in attempt to account for sites that are susceptible to deterioration and overgrazing.  But these conservative estimates and a … Continue reading