NCAT NCAT ATTRA ATTRA
Home  >  Livestock & Pasture  >   Pasture, Rangeland, and Grazing Management (Summary)

Pasture, Rangeland, and Grazing Management



past_range_graze.png

Digital Price:

 Free

Print Price:

 $3.00

By Lee Rinehart

Published: 2008

Updated: 2008

© NCAT

IP306

20 pages


Download PDF

or

View HTML

or

Add Print Copy to Cart


Introduction

In a time of high-cost inputs, pasture-based livestock production systems can naturally maintain soil and plant integrity while growing healthy ruminants. This publication updated in 2008 profiles the general types of pastures and rangelands and offers information about management and expected yields. Weed management strategies are also discussed and tips are offered to rehabilitate depleted land. Issues in grazing management, such as paddock development, plant selection, drought and plant toxicosis, are also discussed. Resources and references are also presented.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Temperate pasture
Rangeland
Managing soil and forage resources
Intake, sward density and grazing period
Legumes and soil fertility
Stocking rate
Ecological weed management in pastures
Multispecies grazing
Pasture renovation and establishment
Rotational grazing and paddock size
Overgrazing
Plant species and systems for extending the grazing season
Prescribed grazing on rangeland
Developing a grazing management plan on rangeland
Managing for drought
Plant toxicity
Summary
References
Further Resources

Note: Digital downloads are in full color. Printed, mailed copies are only available in black & white.

 

Back to top

This page was last updated on: July 21, 2015