Department of Animal and Range Sciences
Improving profitability will help sustain the economic viability of ranch operations. Feed costs typically represent well over half of annual cow-calf production costs. Two things, 1) grazing strategies aimed at increasing the proportion of feed supplied through grazing and 2) decreasing reliance on high-cost harvested forages, have the potential to improve profit.
extending livestock grazing pastures, native pasture grazing methods
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Smart, A. J.; Schafer, R.; and Gates, R. N., "Extending Native Winter Pasture Use with Spring Grazing Practices" (2008). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 758.