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Publication Type: Fact Sheet Tags: pastures

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May 1, 2017

Description

The term "rangeland health" is used to mean the ability of rangeland to perform certain key functions. The term health conveys the meaning that all parts that make up the whole, are present and working together. Recently, within the range scientific community, there has been a move to define...


Views: 203
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May 19, 2016

Description

Plants are the primary producers on rangeland. Range plants cluster in communities. Effective range management requires that plant communities, vegetation types, pastures, and finally ranches, be operated as range ecosystems. A range ecosystem is a complex of living and non-living (biotic and...


Views: 9
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August 1, 2009

Description

Pastures are unique to agricultural production systems in that only a very small portion of the nutrients required for crop production are removed from the system. Up to 90 per cent of the nutrients ingested by grazing animals are returned to the land in manure (excreta), which is comprised of...


Views: 20
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June 1, 2009

Description

Every district or ranch has poor production years because of drought. One of the risks in farming or ranching is based on whether drought occurs often or as infrequently as once every 20 years. Good range and pasture management will minimize the effects of drought when it occurs.


Views: 22
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January 10, 2008

Description

Stockpiling pasture is a form of deferred grazing. The producer stockpiles the forage grown during the spring and summer for use when the pasture is in short supply or when cows need fall or winter feed. This practice can mean savings for the producer: harvesting, hauling and feeding costs...


Views: 24
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January 9, 2008

Description

Feed, feeding, cow management and manure disposal can account for up to two-thirds of the total cost of production in a cow-calf operation. Systems that can extend the grazing season and reduce these costs are of great interest to cow-calf producers. One of these systems is swath grazing.


Views: 241
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December 1, 2007

Description

No matter the size of a livestock watering system, proper planning and design play an important role in its effectiveness. Good installation cannot compensate for an inadequate water source. Good quality water and sufficient quantity are both vital to livestock. Dugout and off-stream livestock...


Views: 161
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March 1, 2006

Description

Forage yield and variability are closely tied to weather and climate. Although you can’t control the weather, you can manage your pastures to deal with the challenges of your local conditions. By working with the weather, you can improve pasture productivity and reduce drought risk, while also...


Views: 27
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January 1, 2004

Description

The Tame Pasture Scorecard is a simple, non-technical method to visually assess pastures. It uses farm level indicators and descriptions to describe pasture health and productivity. Healthy, productive pastures maintain and protect soil and water resources, provide sustainable grazing, and...


Views: 92
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April 1, 2000

Description

As pasture systems become more intensively managed, producers are considering piping water directly to paddocks. These pipelines are typically small diameter polyethylene (PE) pipes that are buried about 12 inches below the soil surface. They are only used in the summer and must be drained and...