ERM-012: Using Historical Rainfall Patterns to Plan for Drought in the High Plains
rainfall patterns information sheet

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Product Code: ERM-012

This publication is a free electronic download. Periods of dry weather are part of life for range livestock operations. This publication explains how to use historical rainfall patterns to plan for drought before it occurs. Topics include the economics of herd composition, grazing management and overall stocking rates. By mitigating the effects of drought, you can deal with temporary setbacks and avoid an ongoing crisis. (5 pp., 1 figure, 3 tables)  By Tim Steffens, Marty Rhoades, Eric Bailey, David Lust