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By Lauren Manninen
Soil Conservationist, USDA-NRCS 

Spring grazing plans for the upcoming season


Spring weather is right around the corner which means now is the time to start thinking about grazing plans for the upcoming growing season. A grazing plan can help improve species composition and the structure and vigor of plant communities across a ranch. By taking the time to plan out a sound grazing plan and monitoring its effectiveness throughout the year, the forage production and quality may improve over time.

A good grazing plan accounts for timing, duration, and utilization. That means estimating the amount of available forage, planning out the stocking rates and a creating a gra...

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