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Grazing Handbook

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Grazing Handbook

Handbook Preface

This Grazing Handbook was developed by Dr. Llewellyn L. Manske, Range Scientist at the North Dakota State University Dickinson Research Extension Center in Dickinson, North Dakota.

This collection of reports provides information enabling livestock producers and grassland managers to understand and operate twelve-month pasture-forage management strategies that are both biologically effective and economically efficient. The strategies presented are designed to meet the biological requirements of forage plants and facilitate ecological processes, to provide the nutrients range cows require during their production periods, to efficiently capture new economic wealth from land resources, to improve grassland habitat for wildlife, and to enhance the aesthetic appeal of grassland landscapes.

These reports are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat to view and print. If you do not already have Acrobat on your computer, click here to download the free Adobe Reader.

This information is split between two major topics.
Prefaces for each are available below.

Click on the topic below for a listing of all reports for each topic.

Biologically Effective Management of Grazinglands


Restoration of Degraded Rangeland Ecosystems


Design, Fabrication, and Use of Specialty Equipment for Rangeland Research Part 1 

 Design, Fabrication, and Use of Specialty Equipment for Rangeland Ecosystems Part 2

Design, Fabrication, and Use of Specialty Equipment for Rangeland Use Part 3


 Grazing Handbook contact information


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