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Feds' grazing fee raises ire

Conservationists in the West call cost too low, outdated


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  • county mom Monroe, UT
    March 5, 2013 11:22 a.m.

    Feed on private land is usually planted and grown specifically for grazing, the number of animals are limited only but the amount of water and regrowth. It is weeded,tended and usually has easy access. Grazing on public lands are a mixed bag of whatever actually grows, the cattle are very limited in number and must share the feed with wild species. The cattle are also easy prey for large preditors who are limited access to the calves only by the protection of their mothers. Many of the public land grazing permits were given out many many years ago with promises even up to 400 year leases, for continued access to the land for the family the land was taken from. The Government took over the land, promising you and your family will be able to use it for generations to come. As usual it was all lies!