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    • Hanselka, C. Wayne; Lyons, Robert K. (2004-12-22)
      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, ...
    • McGinty, Joshua (2012-07-16)
      This study was conducted on two rangeland sites in south Texas with large populations of huisache (Acacia farnesiana (L.) Willd.); the Bush Ranch in Goliad County, and the Hitchcock Ranch in Bee County. The purpose of the ...
    • Hohlt, Jason C.; Lyons, Robert K.; Hanselka, C. Wayne; McKown, David (2009-04-17)
      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 ...
    • Kidane, Negusse Fessehaye (Texas A&M University, 2006-08-16)
      The objective of these studies was to develop near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy calibration equations from diet-fecal pair datasets to predict the diet quality and intake of donkeys. One hundred-forty diet-fecal pair ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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.
    • 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 ...
    • Lyons, Robert K.; Ginnett, Tim F. (2001-09-10)
      With the proper management strategies, white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail and Rio Grande turkey habitat can be integrated in one wildlife enterprise.
    • Lyons, Robert K.; Ginnett, Tim F. (2001-09-10)
      This leaflet offers management strategies for integrating habitats to accommodate white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail and Rio Grande turkey in one wildlife enterprise.
    • 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 ...
    • Lyons, Robert K.; Owens, M. Keith; Machen, Richard V. (2009-04-23)
      Junipers (or cedars) are a major management concern on Texas rangelands. This publication discusses physical characteristics of the two major species in western Texas--ashe juniper and redberry juniper. Watershed management, ...
    • Machen, Richard V.; Lyons, Robert K. (2000-04-12)
      New rural landowners are often interested in establishing livestock enterprises, even when their acreages are small. While forage availability may limit stocking rate, there are some livestock operations that can succeed ...
    • Machen, Richard V.; Lyons, Robert K.; (Texas Agricultural Extension Service, 2000)
    • 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 ...
    • Lyons, Robert K.; Rector, Barron S. (2009-05-12)
      This publication explains how to manage mesquite successfully. Topics include plant growth and development as well as management options. 8 pages.
    • Tolleson, Douglas Ray (2009-05-15)
      Three studies utilizing a single group of growing beef steers were conducted to ascertain the effects of tick stress on cattle and to evaluate the use of bio-forensic techniques of detection. Steers (n = 28, 194 ± 3.0 kg) ...
    • Lyons, Robert K. (2000-11-01)
      This publication focuses on ways of recognizing and correcting problems with both forage quality and forage quantity. Both are important, and both can be the reason for poor animal performance.
    • 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 ...
    • 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.
    • Lyons, Robert K.; Machen, Richard V. (2001-07-19)
      Stocking rate is the most important grazing management decision a rancher makes. This publication covers all the factors involved in determining an appropriate stocking rate, including rainfall and forage production, range ...