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The strong demand for pasture and lower grain prices has generated renewed interest in irrigated pasture. Properly managed irrigated pasture can result in substantial forage production that can support relatively high stocking rates that, in turn, generate a high-dollar return per acre.

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Prevention is the key when it comes to managing woody and herbaceous plant species around fencelines. If left unchecked, these hardy species can tear down wire fences, short out electric fences and create hazardous blind spots for those riding horses and operating equipment.

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Some forage species are more energy-dense than others. Beef producers around the world have been utilizing some of these species in grass-fed beef production, using forages instead of grain for finishing beef animals.

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Grazing management is by no means a new concept, but it’s an area where producers are looking to be more innovative given the costly price of land today.

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In the West, and many other parts of the U.S., burrowing animals can cause large amounts of damage in pastures and on rangelands.

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In the western U.S., ranchers utilize extensive and rugged rangeland pastures. Generally, cattle are reluctant to graze steep slopes, climb high ridges and travel long distances from water.

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