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Planning a Prescribed Burn
This leaflet explains how to plan for adequate fuel for a prescribed burn, control the fire, notify the proper authority, manage the burn itself, and conduct follow-up management. A ranch checklist for prescribed burning ...
Estimating Grazeable Acreage for Cattle
Research using cattle fitted with GPS collars has shed light on how cattle behave in response to different landscape features such as brush, rock cover, slope, water, forage and grazing land accessibility. This publication ...
Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Common Grazing Management Mistakes
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: Managing Climatic and Financial Risk with Grazing
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 ...
Brush Busters: How to Control Huisache
Huisache is a tough, invasive plant that limits forage production and lowers the value of the wildlife habitat in the eastern half of Texas. This publication offers two three-step methods to control huisache; both are easy, ...
Integrated Brush Management Systems for Texas
Integrated Brush Management Systems (IBMS) involve careful analysis of range resources and ranch goals in order to develop solutions to brush problems. Successful use of IBMS should result in improved management processes ...
Grazing Systems for Profitable Ranching
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.
Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Patch Grazing and Sustainable Rangeland Production
Grazing distribution is a major concern to livestock producers. This publication addresses uneven grazing patterns in livestock and recommends ways to overcome such behaviors.
Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Types of Risk
Types of risk associated with range ecosystems include climatic, biological, financial and political risks. These risks are explained so that managers can know how to handle them.
Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Using Forage Harvest Efficiency to Determine Stocking Rate
Grazing pressure determines both animal performance and the long-term health of the rangeland. Moderate grazing ensures that rangeland is properly stocked for the amount of forage available. Knowing how to estimate grazing ...