Excellent Reference for Livestock Owners
Very good primer for livestock owners who wish to understand the relationships between ranch fiscal health, family lifestyle requirements, and proper grazing management to conserve and improve grass, soil and water resources and react to natural pressures such as draught. The approach is holistic, meaning that it takes into account the entire ranch operation as a whole, and does not exploit or favor one component of the operation over all the other components of the operation. Of greatest value to me is being able to fully integrate social, financial, animal, land, soil, water, and weather aspects of our chosen occupation to make a good plan, wise choices, and good decisions as things change.
Well worth the read for anyone managing land!
I haven’t finished the book yet, but it has been very insightful and a pleasure to read so far! The material is laid out very logically and leads the reader very well through the principles and how to apply them. What I find most appealing as a student and professional in natural resource management, is how everything just makes sense once things are examined holistically.
A very wisdom-dense handbook. It complements the textbook nicely. It will be referred to often!