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The Art of Range is a podcast about rangelands for people who manage rangelands. Our goal is education and conservation through conversation. Find us online at www.artofrange.com.

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The Art of Range is a podcast about rangelands for people who manage rangelands. Our goal is education and conservation through conversation. Find us online at www.artofrange.com.

    AoR 66: Livestock Price Risk Management with Jack Field & Shannon Neibergs

    AoR 66: Livestock Price Risk Management with Jack Field & Shannon Neibergs

    The future ain't what it used to be: there are more price risks and stressors on cattle markets than ever, and the predictability of cattle markets is at an all-time low. Livestock insurance is not new but is recently gaining adoption as a reliable risk tool to prevent catastrophic financial losses and prepare for uncertainties such as drought. Listen to Jack Field, with CKP Insurance, discuss insurance products with Dr. Shannon Neibergs, WSU livestock economist and director for the Western Center for Risk Management Education. For more information, contact Jack directly at jfield@ckpinsurance.com or (509) 929-1711 .

    Transcript: https://bit.ly/3x5mbIC

    More information from USDA Risk Management Agency on LRP is available at https://www.rma.usda.gov/Policy-and-Procedure/Insurance-Plans/Livestock-Insurance-Plans.

    • 53 min
    AoR 65: Vanessa Prileson, Conservation Ranching in Pima County, Arizona

    AoR 65: Vanessa Prileson, Conservation Ranching in Pima County, Arizona

    Pima County owns and leases large tracts of land for working landscapes and biological conservation. Vanessa Prileson manages the range program which ensures this arrangement is successful and has good advice for other organizations selecting lessees/operators who need to be able to manage toward conservation goals and as well as economic and production goals.

    Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan. https://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=52654

    TRANSCRIPT: https://bit.ly/3AHjH6l

    • 1 hr 3 min
    AoR 64: Mark Kossler & Carter Kruse, Conservation Ranching at Landscape Scales

    AoR 64: Mark Kossler & Carter Kruse, Conservation Ranching at Landscape Scales

    Ted Turner started buying ranch land in the early 1990s as both an investment and to conserve habitat for imperiled species at a spatial scale that would be meaningful. Today, Turner Enterprises owns nearly 2 million acres of land across the Western United States. Mark Kossler manages the ranching operations on these 15 properties, all of which include bison. Carter Kruse is the lead scientist for the management efforts behind numerous species conservation efforts on Turner's holdings.

    RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
    https://tedturnerreserves.com/our-mission/

    TRANSCRIPT: https://bit.ly/3vua1cb

    • 1 hr 6 min
    AoR 63: Early Drought Response 2021 with Matt Reeves & Shannon Neibergs

    AoR 63: Early Drought Response 2021 with Matt Reeves & Shannon Neibergs

    Spring 2021 arrived with a large percentage of the Western U.S. exhibiting below-average precipitation, in some places a lot below the 15-year mean. Matt Reeves discusses current conditions and potential ecological responses, and Shannon Neibergs analyzes livestock management options, including current cattle markets, hay supply, and herd management scenarios.

    RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
    Matt has a periodic spring/summer webinar called Reading the Tea Leaves: https://www.fs.usda.gov/rmrs/events/tealeaves

    The Fuelcast website is https://www.fuelcast.net/

    Livestock Forage Program: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/Assets/USDA-FSA-Public/usdafiles/FactSheets/livestock_forage_program_lfp-fact_sheet.pdf

    IRS tax management, weather-related(drought) sales of livestock: https://ruraltax.org/files-ou/RTEWeatherRelatedSalesofLivestock.pdf

    TRANSCRIPT: https://bit.ly/2SzCTkZ

    • 44 min
    AoR 62: Ashley Hibbard, Artistry on the Range

    AoR 62: Ashley Hibbard, Artistry on the Range

    Ashley Hibbard may seem an unlikely rancher, but she may do more to change minds about ranching than most who seem more likely advocates. Ashley, whom astute listeners will remember from the Women in Ranching Forum from SRM's 2020 annual meeting, runs an artist-in-residency program on the Sieben Live Stock Company home place in central Montana. Good art can bypass bad logic, and the beauty of ranching done well affects even those who think ranching is detrimental to both humans and the planet. Listen to Ashley tell her story in this interview.

    SHOW NOTES
    Ashley and Cooper are featured in a Montana Land Reliance video series, "Stewardship with Vision." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=179SsWS2RJo

    Women in Ranching recording: https://soundcloud.com/art-of-range/aor-036-srm-09-womeninranching

    TRANSCRIPT: https://bit.ly/3fo0sWS

    • 59 min
    AoR 61: Cooper & Chase Hibbard, Part 2 -- Grazing Principles

    AoR 61: Cooper & Chase Hibbard, Part 2 -- Grazing Principles

    Gus Hormay worked with the Sieben Live Stock Company in the 1970s and 80s to help him understand rotation grazing principles. Chase and Cooper have adapted these ideas, centered on extended rest, to their context and needs. This approach has worked especially well on public lands managed for elk habitat. They received the National Cattlemen's Beef Association's Stewardship Award in 2003 in recognition of these efforts and results. In this second half of the interview, Cooper and Chase describe their blend of rest-rotation and short-duration, high intensity grazing, methods for winter grazing, and putting this all together in some mixed-ownership landscape grazing projects.

    RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
    Working Cows podcast interview with Cooper: https://workingcows.net/?s=hibbard

    Kiss the Ground, documentary on regenerative agriculture: https://kisstheground.com/

    Scott Chase's (Cooper's dad) new book, Beyond the Rio Gila: https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Rio-Gila-Scott-Hibbard/dp/1432866133/ref=sr_1_1?crid=20PWDKDLFEKN6&dchild=1&keywords=beyond+the+rio+gila+scott+hibbard&qid=1620216618&sprefix=beyond+the+rio+%2Caps%2C300&sr=8-1

    Angus Beef Bulletin article: http://www.angusbeefbulletin.com/ArticlePDF/0303abb_Sieben.pdf

    2021 Rangelands journal article "Potential to improve winter grazing pastures: Sieben Land and Livestock study": https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S019005282100002X. Authors estimate that It is estimated that grazing instead of feeding cattle during the winter can save 42% to 70% of the yearly input costs in the western United States and Saskatchewan, Canada.

    TRANSCRIPT: https://bit.ly/3wDtyat

    • 50 min

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