Ranchers use rotational grazing to shift the cattle around different pastures surrounding the development.
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — As new housing developments in Colorado expand, many find themselves living in areas next to open space with high fire danger. One development in Douglas County is using the animals who’ve grazed the land for hundreds of years to their advantage.
“They’re very important. Cattle are a very important part of Sterling,” said Harold Smethills, Owner and Developer of Sterling Ranch. “We intend to have cattle on Sterling Ranch as long as we have Sterling Ranch.”
At Sterling Ranch in Douglas County, the cows are part of the plan as…
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