KeywordsWestern States (USA)
MetadataShow full item record
CitationVan Poollen, H. W., & Lacey, J. R. (1979). Herbage response to grazing systems and stocking intensities. Journal of Range Management, 32(4), 250-253.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractA review of pertinent literature shows that grazing systems and grazing intensities both influence herbage production on Western ranges. Mean annual herbage production increased by 13% when grazing systems were implemented at a moderate stocking intensity. Increases were larger (35% and 27%) when continuous livestock use was reduced from heavy to moderate, and moderate to light, respectively. This suggests that adjustments in livestock numbers have a greater effect on herbage production than do grazing systems.