Livestock rotation helping the grass grow

By Lorraine Lieswald,

Atkinson Graphic reporter

Sage Askin, the owner of Askin Land and Livestock near Lusk, Wyo., where he is a rancher, has brought his knowledge of rotating sheep and cattle on the same pastureland as a management tool to help restore ecological function to the Brush Creek Ranch owned by Dr. Lon Keim.
Before they ever met, the contract rancher Askin and Dr. Keim both were passionate in bringing better grass management to overgrazed pastures.
Dr. Keim, an Omaha specialist, who as a pulmonary/internist practiced medicine for 40 years before retiring in 2019, purchased Brush Creek Ranch in the late 1980's. Dr. Keim has never owned cattle but has a deep conviction to finding a better way of regenerating grassland while still using it for grazing. 

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