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New grazing theory draws rebuke from cattle groups

A new theory regarding grazing rights has drawn a rebuke from a leading cattle advocacy group.(File photo)

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

Jordan Valley — A new concept regarding grazing permits will be on stage in Jordan Valley Tuesday, but a national association is urging caution on ranchers who might be tempted.

The theory pushed by Angus McIntosh, the executive director of the Range Allotment Owners Association, suggests ranchers actually own their grazing allotments and can independently determine how they are managed.

McIntosh, a range specialist, will present his case at the Lions Hall from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Jordan Valley is the last of his whistle stop tour of rural Oregon towns in recent days.

McIntosh’s ideas resonate locally as the multi-million dollar cattle . . .