Ranch Management and Production during Drought
Evaluating 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
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
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.