A north Texas ranch managed with moderate densities of animals that are being moved to a new paddock. The amount of grass left will allow for quick recovery. Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Dr. Wayne Becker.
A north Texas ranch managed with moderate densities of animals that are being moved to a new paddock. The amount of grass left will allow for quick recovery.

Grazing to improve soil health, producer profits

Texas A&M AgriLife researcher leads effort to find optimum management strategies.

Dr. Richard Teague might be considered a cowboy of a different kind. He’s not rounding up stray cattle, but rather wrangling the best management practices on ranches to help the cattle and their owners.

Teague, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research ecologist, grew up on a farm and knows firsthand there are some unintended consequences from traditional long-standing agricultural practices that might not readily be seen.

“I’m an ecologist and know that for an adequ

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