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Posts tagged: Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative

Grazing Lands Conference Relies on Cowboy Experts

On J.A. Ranch pastures, cattle are rotated to maintain a stubble height of six inches or greater in a three- to four-pasture rotation system.

On J.A. Ranch pastures, cattle are rotated to maintain a stubble height of six inches or greater in a three- to four-pasture rotation system.

James K. “Rooter” Brite, Jr. is a born-to-the-land Texas rancher and participant in USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) conservation programs.

Brite was born and raised on the ranch his grandfather, J.A. Brite, purchased in 1929, near Bowie, Texas.  These days he runs more than 850 cows and yearlings on 3,400 acres of shallow, rocky soils, tall grass prairie and post oak cross timber in an area that receives less than 30 inches of rainfall annually. Read more »