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Using a Grazing Stick to Determine Stocking Rates on Winter Pasture

A grazing stick can be used by cattle producers to help determine proper stocking rates. Chuck Coffey, sr. pasture and range consultant, shows how to use this simple tool to take forage measurements in winter pasture. Hugh Aljoe, consultation program manager, then demonstrates how to use two calculators available on the Noble Research Institute's website to translate field data into carrying capacity and reserve herd days figures. Use of the grazing stick and the online calculators can help ranchers make better stocking rate decisions.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2016
  • July

Tools in development leverage data for decision-making

New tools will provide producers with consistent data and information to make effective decisions quicker.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2013
  • June

Drought must be considered when applying prescribed fire

Fire is a natural process to which plant communities have adapted. Drought, which in recent years has been a major issue in the Southern Great Plains, is also a natural process to which these plant communities have adapted.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2011
  • November

Learning From the Drought of 2011

The drought of 2011 will not soon be forgotten. It's been a year of record low rainfall and record high temperatures.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2016
  • June

Intuitive assessment aids stocking rate management

The intuitive approach to determining stocking rate adjustments uses producers' experience and historical information.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2013
  • August

Planning for winter feeding becomes complicated in 2013

Many producers haven't restocked to pre-drought cow numbers, and the welcomed rains have resulted in excess forage. When frost arrives this fall, there will be abundant standing forage in many areas, but the quality will be more extreme than we typically encounter.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2019
  • June 2019

Proper Stocking Rates Make Growing-Season Burns Possible

As more land managers use growing-season burns to meet their goals, livestock stocking rates become even more important.

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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2020
  • January 2020

Signs to Watch When Making Decisions on Stocking Rates

When using the intuitive approach to stocking rate management, monitor these factors to determine when a change is needed.