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- Reeves, Justin L., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Journal of soil and water conservation 2016 v.71 no.1 pp. 5A-8A
- agroecosystems; arid lands; data collection; drought; grazing; indigenous species; long term experiments; prairies; rangelands; research; resource management; scientists; social change; soil water; steers; weight gain; North Dakota
- ... A century ago, a small group of scientists at Mandan, ND set out to answer a very practical question: how many acres of native prairie does it take to sustainably support a steer during the grazing season? Part of that original experiment continues today as one of the longest running experiments in North America. In addition to answering the original question, scientists gathered some of the first ...
- Reeves, Justin L., et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Rangelands 2015 v.37 no.3 pp. 119-124
- air temperature; autumn; beef cattle; climate; cow-calf operations; data collection; decision making; forage; forage production; grazing; growing season; models; rain; ranchers; rangelands; seasonal variation; snow; spring; stocking rate; summer; winter; yearlings; Great Plains region; Montana; North Dakota; Wyoming
- ... Ranching is a challenging and sometimes risky business, with cattle production (and associated enterprise income) largely being dependent on seasonal weather patterns and corresponding forage production. To help reduce this risk, the USDA–Agricultural Research Service performed a multistate study of seasonal weather effects on cattle production across the Northern Great Plains (Wyoming, North Dako ...