Ranch Management and Production during Drought

rangelandLivestock Management During Drought

Recommendations for range management, supplemental feeding and livestock management during drought conditions in California

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rangelandA Drought-Planning Methodology for Ranchers in the Great Plains

Rancher directed guidelines for developing a pre-drought management plan

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rangelandTop 10 Drought Management Tips for Ranchers

Brief fact sheet addressing ten considerations for ranchers to prepare for and/or respond to drought

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rangelandDrought Management Strategies for Beef Cattle

Comprehensive guide to aid in objective decision making for drought preparation

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rangelandEvaluating a Early Weaning Drought Management Strategy

Early weaning can be a useful tool to manage forage supply during a drought while minimizing the need to feed high energy rations or dramatically liquidate cattle

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Managing Irrigated Pasture during Drought

Addresses water availability and drought management for cool season grass pastures in Northern California, and the adaptive measures producers may take to sustain pasture productivity both before and after drought 

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Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch

Extensive guide for understanding and managing drought risk, including worksheets

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Drought Strategies for Beef Cattle Culling

Culling cattle is the most direct method of reducing forage consumption on drought-stricken rangeland. Strategic culling requires the ability to navigate the current year's challenges while considering the necessity of rebuilding cattle numbers in the future.

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