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March 10-13, 2020

Richard Mifflin Kleberg, Jr. Lectureship on Grazing Management

Location

Noble Research Institute
Pavilion
2510 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, OK 73401

Time

8 am - noon

Registration Fee

Registration is $500 and covers materials, lunch and refreshments – to King Ranch Institute of Ranch Management 

Level 3: Advanced

 

General Overview

Food and fiber production – it all starts with the soil, water and plants capturing energy from the sun. Effective grazing management involves both science and art and is essential for long-term ranch success. This course provides students the tools to determine correct stocking rate – the ever-changing interface between plants and herbivores. Instructors will share from their wealth of grazing system experiences and emphasize the connection between strategic natural resource stewardship and achieving ranch goals. This lectureship—held in partnership with King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management will start participants down the trail to developing a sustainable grazing plan for their ranch.

What You Will Learn:
  • Define the physiological processes, the morphological development, and the basic ecology of native and introduced forage species
  • Determine carrying capacity and stocking rates
  • Understand the impacts of grazing systems on vegetation, livestock, wildlife, watersheds, and profitability
  • Develop management plans
  • Develop grazing strategies
  • Develop contingency plans
How You Will Learn:
  • Seminar presentations
  • Classroom discussion
  • Q&A
Who Should Attend:
  • Producers that have experience with grazing livestock in a managed grazing system at a ranch scale.
What You Should Bring
  • Weather appropriate outdoor attire
Co-host:
  • King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management
Guest Speakers:
  • Deborah Clark, Rancher, Birdwell and Clark Ranch
  • Chuck Coffey, Rancher, Edge Rock Ranch
  • Rick Machen, Paul C. Genho Endowed Chair in Ranch Management, King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management
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