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Performing rangeland health assessments is a way to accurately measure how well they are being managed.

The five keys to assessing rangeland health

The old adage about not being able to manage what you can’t measure applies to rangelands

Native rangelands are key assets to livestock producers — and rangeland health assessments allow them to adjust grazing practices to achieve productive, sustainable grazings. A rangeland assessment system looks at the five key functions of rangelands: integrity and ecological status; community structure; hydrologic function and nutrient cycling; site stability, and noxious weeds. And in all […] Read more


New forage research papers available online

Three new papers look at tall fescue, barley after perennial forages, and slender wheat grass

The website ForageBeef.ca has added some new research papers to its collection. Yield and nutritive value of irrigated tall fescue compared with orchardgrass: In monocultures or mixed with alfalfa. This work is by Donald Thompson of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge Research Centre and can be read here. Barley yield and nutrient uptake in rotation after […] Read more