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    Author(s): W. M. Johnson
    Date: 1947
    Source: The Westerner. 11: 48-49.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    To the stockman there is no sight more beautiful than a range producing an abundant growth of good forage on which good livestock is making him a living. The above scene illustrates the luxuriant forage which can and should be obtained on most of our mountain ranges. Forage species vary from place to place, but any range considered excellent is one producing the maximum amount of palatable forage, including both grasses and weeds and perhaps palatable shrubs. Range lands are our heritage and it is our responsibility to maintain them in the best of condition so that they will produce maximum weight gains on the maximum number of livestock . Proper management is the key to efficient use.

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    Johnson, W. M. 1947. Grass - the West’s greatest commodity. The Westerner. 11: 48-49.


    range management, livestock, grazing, grasses

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