Help for calculating stocking rate

Help for calculating stocking rate
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Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has revised its Using Animal Unit Month (AUM) Effectively fact sheet. AUM can be used to calculate suitable stocking rates for pastures under a wide variety of conditions, said forage/beef specialist Karin Lindquist.

The fact sheet includes sections on defining the animal unit, determining the AUM, differences in consumption rates, and more. The AUM definition can be used as a “starting point” to determine stocking rates once adjustments for animal size, consumption rates, and disappearance rates (for trampling and spoilage) are factored in.

The fact sheet can be found at

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