Saturday, April 19, 2014

Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch

Inventory and Monitor

Ranch management cannot be optimized without inventorying and monitoring all natural resources.

Precipitation

Inventory

Monitor

 

Forage / Range

Inventory

  • Range Site - plant communities, growth curves, indicator species
  • Range Condition - successional plant community, hydrologic health

Monitor

 

Livestock

Inventory

  • Herd - class, number, feed needs, stocking rate

Monitor


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