Department of Animal Husbandry
An intensity of grazing experiment was initiated in 1942 at the Cottonwood Range Field Station to study the effects of heavy, moderate, and light grazing on the vegetation and on cow and calf production. Results of the first 9 years of this study were reported in South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 412 in 1951. These studies have been continued and intensified. The present publication is a progress report on the effects of the intensity of grazing on cow and calf production since 1953 and on the cumulative effects of different grazing intensities on the native vegetation.
intensive grazing, cattle stocking rates, livestock stocking rates
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Lewis, J. K.; Van Dyne, G. M.; Albee, L. R.; and Whetzal, F. W., "Intensity of Grazing Effect on Livestock and Forage Production" (1956). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 459.