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Regenerative Ranching Program at Noble Research Institute Focused on Five Research Areas
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 08:22:50 CDT
As the Noble Research Institute moves towards establishing a successful regenerative ranching program, Hugh Aljoe, director of producer relations for the Noble Research Institute, said they are focusing on five main areas.
Ron Hays Beef Buzzes With Hugh Aljoe
During an interview with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays, Aljoe said they started the process more than a year ago to emphasize rebuilding the soil and are returning to some of the basics intended by their founder Lloyd Noble.
The game plan for regenerative agriculture is to focus on five research areas, Aljoe said.
One is called the metrics, managing and monitoring, he said.
We have another on the transition for producers considering moving into regenerative, he said.
Livestock adaptability and wildlife in relation to regenerative grazing is also an important research focus, he said.
There is even one area focused on growing pecans with grazing livestock.
Once we begin to get a picture of what the research and early results are as we work with producers who are already doing this successfully, then we can begin to build educational content for producers, Aljoe said.
Improving the soil and the grasslands is important but the Noble researcher said one area every producer is concerned about is the economics of regenerative agriculture.
We’re looking at trying to identify the most cost-efficient infrastructure that we need, Aljoe said.
It starts with water, and then low-cost fencing, he added.
It is a work in progress as there is a lot of planning and infrastructure being put in place as we speak, Aljoe added.
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