Lack of rainfall can impact wildlife habitats, food availability and quality in times of drought. Here are ways to take stock of conditions and try to help the populations on your ranch.
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How you graze and supplement cattle during dry spells can have long-lasting economic and ecological effects on your ranch.
As painful as droughts can be, making a drought management plan can help your ranch emerge stronger and more resilient on the other side.
Take steps to manage the limited forage you have this fall and winter. The right choices not only sustain your operation, but also ensure the health of your rangeland long term.
Yates Adcock shares what he’s learned, what he’s still learning, and why regenerative grazing is even more beneficial during a dry spell.
Farmers and ranchers are no strangers to drought. Still, each dry spell brings its challenges.
Drought is a natural and regular event in grazing lands. A drought is a period of time when an area or region experiences below-normal precipitation.
Pasture managers may dread droughts. However, with proper planning and preparation, they can minimize the damage and keep operations running smoothly.
Drought conditions cause extreme stress on pecan trees. Water is critical for tree survival and nut production, and is involved in all processes within the trees, ranging from nutrient transportation to the production of leaves and fruit. It is important for producers to understand the effects of drought and how pecan trees cope with the stress it brings.
During and after drought, most producers try to survive the winter by stretching forage and feed resources. This can be accomplished with careful thought and consultation with a nutritionist to ensure that each cow’s nutrient requirements are still being met for the stage of production it is in. If corners are cut to save money now, it can have long lasting repercussions.