Knowledge Rich Ranching

Knowledge Rich Ranching

Author: Allan Nation


ISBN: WISC:89074822511

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 330

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Knowledge Rich Ranching is not a how-to book on raising cattle. It is a book on how the cattle business works. It has not been sanitized nor edited by Ms. Rosy Scenario. It is about the way things really are. It is about fear and greed, and how the commodity business eats alive the naive and unaware. In today's market, it is knowledge that separates the rich from the rest. Knowledge Rich Ranching is packed with guidelines for how to read and profit from the upside-down swings of the cattle cycle. It describes various bookkeeping methods and tax tips; covers cost cutting to eliminate profit leaks; reveals the secrets of high profit grass farms and ranches; details strategies for using Management-intensive Grazing in humid and arid climates as well as during adverse weather conditions. And it explains family and business structure with suggestions for estate planning to keep today's ranch or grass farm viable and profitable for future generations. While focused on raising cattle, the principles in Knowledge Rich Ranching apply equally to producers of other livestock enterprises--sheep, in particular, which run backwards to the cattle cycle and can add a complementary enterprise to an existing cattle operation. Anyone who has profit as his or her goal will benefit from this book. It is the first to cover the business management principles of grassland farming and ranching.

Revolution on the Range

Revolution on the Range

Author: Courtney White

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610914031

Category: Nature

Page: 247

View: 801

In Revolution on the Range, Courtney White challenges the conventional wisdom that those who wanted to work the land and those who wanted to protect it had fundamentally different—and irreconcilable—values. He argues that ranchers and environmentalists have more in common than they’ve typically admitted: a love of wildlife, a deep respect for nature, and a strong allergic reaction to suburbanization. The real conflict has not been over ethics, but approaches. As ranchers and environmentalists find common cause, they’re discovering new ways to live on—and preserve—the land they both love. Revolution on the Range is the story of that journey, and a heartening vision of the new American West.

The Omnivore's Dilemma

The Omnivore's Dilemma

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101147177

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 464

View: 122

"Outstanding . . . a wide-ranging invitation to think through the moral ramifications of our eating habits." —The New Yorker One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year and Winner of the James Beard Award Author of How to Change Your Mind and the #1 New York Times Bestseller In Defense of Food and Food Rules What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species. In the years since, Pollan’s revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world. Ten years later, The Omnivore’s Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.

Raising Steaks

Raising Steaks

Author: Betty Harper Fussell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0151012024

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 402

View: 106

A lively history of the American beef industry follows the iconic steak from field to table and details the changing world of raising beef cattle, from the early ideal of herds roaming the wilds of the West under the control of cowboys, to the corporate technology used to breed, feed, slaughter, package, and distribute beef today.

A Rich and Rewarding Journey

A Rich and Rewarding Journey

Author: Richard L. Ridgway

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469166735

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 191

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A Rich and Rewarding Journey is a wonderful book that provides an inspired picture of the life and times of Ridgway L. Ridgway, beginning with the settlement on the Texas High Plains by his ancestors in the early 1900s and including a vivid description of the rugged setting (where earlier the buffalo roamed) that spawned the author. No doubt, those early times shaped his high level of commitment to excellence, his ability to focus on specific goals, and his determination to succeed. Ridgway’s research accomplishments and his efforts to promote a broad understanding of agriculture as the most basic human endeavor and to increase scientific knowledge, while working primarily in Texas and Washington, DC area, are particularly noteworthy. Following his formal education at Texas Tech University and Cornell University, he became a leading entomologist with a primary focus on managing cotton insects. His story provides an excellent picture of the biological control and pest management strategies. Included are actions over the past half century, with the battle against cotton insects that ultimately made a major contribution to the highly effective Boll Weevil Eradication Program. A common theme throughout the book, and indeed, throughout Ridgway’s life, is a strong commitment to the sustainability of food and fiber production systems throughout the world. Finally, he gives valuable insights into the legacy of Charles Valentine Riley. Riley’s life and work were a major inspiration to him, and he worked tirelessly for the past thirty years to carry forward Riley’s vision to benefit all of humankind. That vision is reflected in the quote by Riley in 1872, “None but the well informed are successful...for success in, implies knowledge - scientific knowledge.” Ridgway, as the current President of the Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation, was responsible for developing a collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the World Food Prize Foundation that has lifted efforts to build on Riley’s legacy to new heights.

The Archaeology of North Pacific Fisheries

The Archaeology of North Pacific Fisheries

Author: Madonna L. Moss

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 9781602231474

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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For thousands of years, fisheries were crucial to the sustenance of the First Peoples of the Pacific Coast. Yet human impact has left us with a woefully incomplete understanding of their histories prior to the industrial era. Covering Alaska, British Columbia, and Puget Sound, The Archaeology of North Pacific Fisheries illustrates how the archaeological record reveals new information about ancient ways of life and the histories of key species. Individual chapters cover salmon, as well as a number of lesser-known species abundant in archaeological sites, including pacific cod, herring, rockfish, eulachon, and hake. In turn, this ecological history informs suggestions for sustainable fishing in today’s rapidly changing environment.

Ranching West of the 100th Meridian

Ranching West of the 100th Meridian

Author: Richard L. Knight

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781559638272

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 259

View: 110

Arguing that, if done right, ranching has the power to restore ecological integrity to American western lands, the editors collectt essays, anecdotes, and poems that address the state of the rancher in the American West and suggest ways to improve the practice of ranching in view of today's realities.