Source: AgriLife Today
Dr. Ted McCollum, AgriLife Extension beef specialist in Amarillo, spoke at the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show recently. He said the definition of steeling as a verb is “to prepare oneself for something difficult or unpleasant.”
“We are just out of the drought of the decades and rangeland recovery is underway,” McCollum said. “But the strong El Nino is over next spring and we could revert back to dry conditions very quickly.”
He said some measures to be taken at this time of profitability would be those that will help maintain productivity during the drier times: improve rangeland resources by building ground cover and improving water infiltration, manage woody plant competition, and enhance grazing distribution by improving water and fencing layouts.