By Julie Elliott
NRCS Rangeland Management Specialist 

Grass website offers tools for livestock producers

How much grass will we have this summer?


The question is on the top of ranchers’ minds right now; how much grass will we have this summer? Overall, it was dry last fall, over the winter and so far, this spring. How much grass will there be this summer? Directly related to that question, how many head of livestock can I graze this year. How long can they graze?

Oh, for a crystal ball. Since one is not likely to drop out of the sky, we can use the next best thing: grass cast.

Grass-Cast or Grassland Productivity Forecast, has over 30 years of historical data about weather and vegetation growth. It compares that data with...

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