Grazing Management Can Improve Livestock Distribution Increasing accessible forage and effective grazing capacity Academic Article uri icon


  • On the Ground By managing for more even animal distribution, ranch managers can increase the amount of forage accessible to livestock and raise their effective grazing capacity. Smaller paddocks and higher stocking density improve the distribution of grazing in each paddock. A landscape of many, smaller paddocks will spread grazing pressure more evenly than one of fewer, larger paddocks. 2013 The Society for Range Management.

published proceedings

  • Rangelands

altmetric score

  • 1.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Norton, B. E., Barnes, M., & Teague, R.

citation count

  • 36

complete list of authors

  • Norton, Brien E||Barnes, Matt||Teague, Richard

publication date

  • October 2013