On-Ranch Grazing Strategies: Context for the Rotational Grazing Dilemma☆

  title={On-Ranch Grazing Strategies: Context for the Rotational Grazing Dilemma☆},
  author={Leslie M. Roche and Bethany B. Cutts and Justin D. Derner and Mark Lubell and Kenneth W. Tate},
Understanding producers' perspectives on rotational grazing benefits across US Great Plains
Experimental findings on rotational grazing (RG) trials have generally differed from producer observations of RG outcomes on commercial scale ranches. Factors such as small plot size, short
Economic cost analysis of continuous-season-long versus rotational grazing systems
Introduction A majority of ranchers in the Western US employ rotational grazing (movement of livestock among multiple pastures over the duration of the grazing season) (Roche et al. 2015).
Transitioning from conventional continuous grazing to planned rest-rotation grazing: A beef cattle case study from central Texas
Debate on the superiority of rotational or continuous grazing continues, but proponents of each call for additional research to enhance grazing management decisions. The short-term impact of
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Behavioral Factors in Rotational Grazing Systems
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