Effect of Rancher’s Management Philosophy, Grazing Practices, and Personal Characteristics on Sustainability Indices for North Central Texas Rangeland Page: 82
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Selected Agricultural Statistics by County
County/ Number of Actual acreage Acreage in Acreage Reported as Value of
Respondents per in pasture County "Rangeland Managed" by livestock,
County range County poultry, and
Cooke/25 324,873 579,200 35,062 38,881
Montague/38 375,980 600,320 72,336 28,117
Clay/19 55,5750 714,240 126,420 35,239
Jack/13 452,963 588,800 38,144 14,761
Wise/8 316,474 579,200 19,100 25,739
Parker/11 369,649 582,400 21,955 34,818
Other*/5 - ----------- ----------- 31,700-----------
Total/119 2,395,692 358,717
*Other counties reported as primary county of land managed: Combinations of the 6; Palo Pinto;
Presidio; Wichita; Archer; and Denton
Variables of Interest by Section
In section 1, titled, "Management Philosophy", the respondents tended to respond to
questions in such a way that indicates, in general, they were in agreement with management
practices that related philosophically to sustainable practices. The amount of agreement did vary
from question to question. Of the questions with a 7 point Likert scale the question with the least
amount of agreement among the participants was "1.0.11". This question stated, "Proper grazing
management on rangelands should include periodic prescribed fires" (M= 3.17, SD = 1.619).
The question most agreed with was "1.0.13"; "Rangelands provide environmental services such
as water capture, erosion control, soil fertility, soil structure and wildlife habitat" (M= 1.54, SD
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