Droughts ( 107 results )

This fact sheet discusses alternatives to supplemental feeding and/or overgrazing during drought. These are: leasing pasture and/or confinement feeding. It gives a framework of factors to consider when doing a budget for a cost benefit analysis of management alternatives.

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Ranchers must achieve a balance between stocking rate and  forage supply for effective conversion of range forage to animal production.  This publication can help ranchers evaluate current forage conditions, make timely forage inventories, plan stock flow, and calculate forage quantity. Available in Spanish as E-96S. (8 pp., 2 tables)

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Ranchers must achieve a balance between stocking rate and forage supply for effective conversion of range forage to animal production. This publication can help ranchers evaluate current forage conditions, make timely forage inventories, plan stock flow, and calculate forage quantity. Available in Spanish as E-96S. (8 pp., 2 tables)

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Bobcats are affected by drought in various ways, including a switch in diet, expansion of their territories, a reduction in reproduction effort, and a decrease in survival.  Although the bobcat is adaptable, the scourge of drought can still affect this wild cat.

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Source:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

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Source:  Magdoff, Fred, and Harold van Es. 2000. 
Second Edition. SAN. Beltsville,     MD.

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Source:  Weather Underground

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Source: National Resources Conservation Service USDA

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This fact sheet discusses destocking strategies and mistakes. Early weaning and forage management.

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