Livestock & Grazing
- Are animals nutritionally wise?
- Common Mineral and Vitamin Deficiencies in Livestock in Utah
- Reproductive and Immune Impacts from Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies: Determining if your Herd is Deficient
- Drinking water quality
- Snow or water to meet cattle water needs?
- Cost of water development
- Water stewardship handbook
- Livestock watering systems
- Pumping water to remote locations
- Using Remote Sensing Technology To Monitor Stock Tanks in Southern Utah
Livestock Behavior Websites
- BEHAVE - How Animals Know What to Eat (USU Extension)
- Steve Cote's book - Stockmanship (Temple Grandin's Site)
- Livestock Handling Facilities - Temple Grandin (Temple Grandin's Site)
- Calculating Available Forage
- Determining Stocking Rate
- Defending Your Grazing Permit
- Rangeland Management Strategies
- Pasture, Rangeland and Grazing Management
- Carbohydrate Reserves: What You Learned May Be Wrong
- A Review of Livestock Grazing in Utah
- Case Studies: Ranches in Utah Exemplifying Sustainable Livestock Production and Range Management
Grazing Riparian Areas
- What is a riparian zone?
- Riparian Grazing Handbook
- Healthy Riparian Grazing
- Grazing Riparian Areas
- Training Livestock to Leave Streams and Use Uplands
Hay is often the greatest expense for Utah livestock operations. Grazing through the winter can significantly reduce the cost of livestock production. Think you can't graze through the winter in Utah? The publications listed below are from Montana, Nebraska, Eastern Oregon and Minnesota. We hear they have pretty tough winters too.
- Cornstalk Grazing
- Swath Grazing
- Windrow Grazing
- Winter Grazing Sheep
- Thoughts on Winter Feeding
- Can Cows Eat Snow?
Do you have mature crested wheatgrass available for grazing in winter? Check out the paper and the Utah studies below.
- Supplement Allows Ranchers to Eliminate Hay Feeding and Reduce Winter Feed Costs
- Forage Kochia Tooele County
- Forage Kochia Box Elder County