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Determining Grazing Readiness for Native and Tame Pastures - R1061
One of the most important grazing management decisions land managers make is selecting a start date for grazing tam pasture and native range. Monitoring grazing readiness ensures that grazing starts at the proper time, when plants are tolerant of grazing. This publication provides guidelines for selecting the appropriate start date based on plant development and growing degree days.
Located in Landing Pages / Environment & Natural Resources
Range and Forage Production Sample Kits - R1838
This publication is guide to help determine forage production of range, pasture and other grazing resources. Once forage production for a grazing resource has been determined, carrying capacity and stocking rate can be calculated.
Located in Landing Pages / Environment & Natural Resources
Determining Carrying Capacity and Stocking Rates for Range and Pasture in North Dakota - R1810
Establishing the correct stocking rate is critical in optimizing forage performance and maintaining animal performance while ensuring the sustained health and production of the grassland resources.
Located in Landing Pages / Environment & Natural Resources
Grass Tetany - V1703
This publication provides clientele with overview of Grass Tetany, symptoms of the disorder, and management guidelines to prevent the disorder.
Located in Landing Pages / Livestock
The North Dakota Grazing Monitoring Stick: A Way to Measure Range and Pasture Utilization - R1780
This document is a guide to the North Dakota Grazing Monitoring Stick. A Grazing Monitoring Stick can be a fast, user-friendly tool for measuring and monitoring utilization of pasture and rangeland. Utilization measures the percent of the plant that has been removed by grazing animals. Monitoring utilization of grass can determine livestock removal date and prevent overgrazing.
Located in Landing Pages / Livestock
Annual Cover Crop Options for Grazing and Haying in the Northern Plains - R1759
The purpose of this publication is to provide annual forage options that can be used in cover crop mixtures for livestock grazing and/or hay production. The use of cover crops in a cropping rotation has been resurrected in recent years due to greater awareness of their environmental and ecological impacts on our natural resources.
Located in Landing Pages / Livestock
Determining Pasture Rental Rates - R1823
Livestock producers and land owners have asked for a simple and fair method to determine pasture rental rates. This tends to be a difficult question to answer as prices can vary from region to region due to market demand and supply. However, several methods are available to computing a pasture rental rate. These methods will be described in this publication with examples.
Located in Landing Pages / Livestock
Processing Forages for Livestock Feed - R1769
This publication will address: • Equipment used for processing • Benefits that may be gained through processing forages • Other considerations for processing forages for livestock diets
Located in Landing Pages / Livestock
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