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EL-5400: Stocking Rate: The Key Grazing Management Decision



 
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Free electronic download only. Stocking rate is the most important grazing management decision a rancher makes. This publication covers all the factors involved in determining an appropriate stocking rate, including rainfall and forage production, range condition, and the forage needs and preferences of different kinds of livestock. There are how-to's for defining an animal unit, and tips for managing flexible stocking rates.  (6 pp., 3 tables, 6 graphs) By: Robert K. Lyons, Richard V. Machen