Integrating Management Objectives and Grazing Strategies on Semiarid Rangeland

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Rangelands account for almost half of Nebraska's 24 million acres. Much of these expansive natural resource areas are in the semi-arid climatic region of Nebraska where grazing management decisions have a profound effect on ranch survival. This circular covers management practices that optimize the sustainability of rangeland and includes a decision-support tool for selecting grazing systems best suited to management objectives. Includes a chart of how differences in repoduction schedules, initial livestock weigh, and/or average daily gain affect animal unit equivalents in cow-calf and yearling enterprises.

Topics include:

  • Importance of a grazing strategy – how to develop one and what to include
  • Characteristics of various grazing systems, including season-long continuous, rest-rotation, deferred rotation, intensively managed
  • How to select the best grazing system for your conditions and operation
  • Best management practices
  • Stocking rate adjustments
  • Critical plant and animal interactions
  • Evaluating a grazing plan
  • Livestock production criterion
  • Understanding and optimizing hydrologic condition of rangeland
  • Planning for upland game birds
  • Relative values of pastures
  • Evaluating the likelihood of various systems to achieve specific management objectives
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Rangelands account for almost half of Nebraska's 24 million acres. Much of these expansive natural resource areas are in the semi-arid climatic region of Nebraska where grazing management decisions have a profound effect on ranch survival. This circular covers management practices that optimize the sustainability of rangeland and includes a decision-support tool for selecting grazing systems best suited to management objectives. Includes a chart of how differences in repoduction schedules, initial livestock weigh, and/or average daily gain affect animal unit equivalents in cow-calf and yearling enterprises.

Topics include:

  • Importance of a grazing strategy – how to develop one and what to include
  • Characteristics of various grazing systems, including season-long continuous, rest-rotation, deferred rotation, intensively managed
  • How to select the best grazing system for your conditions and operation
  • Best management practices
  • Stocking rate adjustments
  • Critical plant and animal interactions
  • Evaluating a grazing plan
  • Livestock production criterion
  • Understanding and optimizing hydrologic condition of rangeland
  • Planning for upland game birds
  • Relative values of pastures
  • Evaluating the likelihood of various systems to achieve specific management objectives

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SKU EC158
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Price $2.00