Management Strategies for Sustainable Cattle Production in Southern Pastures
by Monte Rouquette, Jr. Glen Aiken
Management Strategies for Sustainable Cattle Production in Southern Pastures is a practical resource for scientists, students, and stakeholders who want to understand the relationships between soil-plant interactions and pasture management strategies, and the resultant performance of cow-calf and stocker cattle. This book illustrates the importance of matching cattle breed types and plant hardiness zones to optimize cattle production from forages and pastures. It explains the biologic and economic implications of grazing management decisions made to improve sustainability of pastures and cattle production while being compliant with present and future environmental concerns and cattle welfare programs.
- Documents the effects of cattle grazing on greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprints
- Discusses strategies to enhance soil fertility, soil health, and nutrient cycling in pastures
- Provides information on the use of stocking rates, stocking strategies and grazing systems to optimize cow-calf production of weaned calves and stockers.
- Presents innovations in cattle supplementation and watering systems to minimize negative impacts on water and soil health
- Includes methods for weed control to maintain pasture condition and ecosystem stability
- Describes management strategies to integrate cattle operations with wildlife sustainability
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