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    • Balancing Forage Demand with Forage Supply 

      Troxel, Tom R.; White, Larry D. (1995-09-25)
      Ranchers must achieve a balance between stocking rate and forage supply for effective conversion of range forage to animal production. This publication can help ranchers evaluate current forage conditions, make timely ...
    • Balancing Forage Demand with Forage Supply (Spanish) 

      White, Larry D.; Troxel, Tom R. (2001-09-10)
      Ranchers must achieve a balance between stocking rate and forage supply for effective conversion of range forage to animal production. This publication can help ranchers evaluate current forage conditions, make timely ...
    • Cows in a Pasture 

      Morgan , Beth Media Resources, College of Veterinary Medicine
    • Do You Have Enough Forage? 

      White, Larry D. (1999-02-12)
      To limit the impact of a forage crisis, a rancher must be able to recognize forage shortfalls and make timely decisions for the good of the livestock and the enterprise. This publication discusses strategies that help ...
    • Forage Quality and Quantity in Texas: Managing Nutrition in Range Beef Cattle 

      Lyons, Robert K.; Machen, Richard V.; Stuth, Jerry W. (2002-09-23)
      This publication provides beef producers with information on managing a nutrition program for range beef cattle. It discusses forage needs, body condition, crude protein and digestibiity of forage in the various areas of ...
    • Forage Quality Photo Guide 

      Lyons, Robert K.; Machen, Richard V.; Stuth, Jerry W. (2000-08-18)
      The relationship between forage quality and the physical appearance of feces of grazing cattle is explained. Four photographs provide a quick and easy visual reference for evaluating the diet quality of grazing beef cattle.
    • Grazing and Browsing: How Plants are Affected 

      Lyons, Robert K.; Hanselka, C. Wayne (2001-12-13)
      Grazing and browsing can have a neutral, positive or negative effect on rangeland plants. This publication explains the effects of grazing and browsing on plants, details the indicators of overuse of the range, and lists ...
    • Grazing Impact on Brood Parasitism 

      Locatelli, Anthony (2014-04-16)
      Anthropogenic land use changes can have tremendous direct and indirect effects on biota. A prevalent land use change in Texas is conversion of land to grazing. Grazing facilitates foraging opportunities for brown-headed ...
    • Grazing Systems for Profitable Ranching 

      Hanselka, C. Wayne; Ragsdale, Bobby; Rector, Barron S. (2000-05-03)
      Grazing management is essential to a successful ranching enterprise. Ranchers have several options, including continuous grazing, deferred rotation systems, and short duration grazing. Details about each system are included.
    • How Much Forage Do You Have? 

      Hanselka, C. Wayne; McGinty, Allan (2006-06-21)
      Because forage production is not predictable, forage surveys should be conducted to estimate how long the accumulated forage supply will last during expected non-growth periods. This publication details the steps involved ...
    • Integrated Toxic Plant Management Handbook: Livestock Poisoning Plants of the Trans-Pecos Region of Texas 

      Hart, Charles R.; McGinty, Allan; Carpenter, Bruce B. (2001-01-11)
      Photographs, plant descriptions, and symptoms of poisoning help ranchers identify toxic plants that may be harmful to their livestock in West Texas. There is also information on grazing, livestock management, and toxic ...
    • Interpreting Grazing Behavior 

      Lyons, Robert K.; Machen, Richard V. (2000-12-01)
      Livestock producers can use their observations of grazing behavior to gauge the amount and quality of forage being consumed. This publication explains how grazing animals eat, when and where they graze, and how forage ...
    • Leasing Texas Rangelands 

      White, Larry D.; Whitson, Robert E. (1996-10-25)
      Leasing rangeland for a variety of uses can be a viable alternative to operating the enterprise yourself. This publication gives the landowner sensible guidelines for negotiating a lease, and includes discussions on ...
    • Livestock Grazing Distribution: Considerations and Management 

      Lyons, Robert K.; Machen, Richard V. (2002-01-04)
      This publication explains the factors affecting livestock grazing distribution and discusses ways to improve it. It also reports the results of a study that used Global Positioning System collars to pinpoint the movement ...
    • Rangeland Drought Management for Texans: Stocking Rate and Grazing Management 

      Hart, Charles R.; Carpenter, Bruce B. (2001-05-03)
      This publication explains how stocking rates and grazing management decisions can help a ranch survive a drought. To deal with drought, a rancher must monitor forage supply and demand; use a conservative stocking rate and ...
    • Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Common Grazing Management Mistakes 

      White, Larry D.; Hanselka, C. Wayne; Clayton, Lindi (2000-11-01)
      Producers who understand the common grazing management mistakes discussed in this publication will be able to analyze their operations, realistically estimate their forage resources, and make adjustments if necessary.
    • Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Drought 

      Hart, Charles R. (2000-11-01)
      Drought is a fact of life on most rangelands. This publication offers tips on reducing the risks associated with drought, such as using light to moderate stocking rates, maintaining as much carryover forage as possible, ...
    • Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Managing Climatic and Financial Risk with Grazing 

      Hanselka, C. Wayne; Lyons, Robert K.; Holechek, Jerry L. (2002-03-04)
      Both climatic and financial risks can be reduced through proper grazing management. The effects of grazing, the importance of animal numbers, and the principle of rest and graze are detailed here, along with strategies for ...
    • Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Managing Residual Forage for Rangeland Health 

      Hanselka, C. Wayne; White, Larry D.; Holechek, Jerry L. (2002-01-11)
      Livestock grazing is a tool for managing economic and climatic risk. Overgrazing increases a producer's risk should drought occur or market prices decline. This publication explains the importance of leaving enough forage ...
    • Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Patch Grazing and Sustainable Rangeland Production 

      Hanselka, C. Wayne; Lyons, Robert K.; Teague, Richard (2002-10-28)
      Grazing distribution is a major concern to livestock producers. This publication addresses uneven grazing patterns in livestock and recommends ways to overcome such behaviors.