Richard Mifflin Kleberg, Jr. Family Lectureship on Grazing Management
March 13-16, 2018
$500 – Covers materials, equipment, refreshments and meals.
Noble Research Institute, LLC2510 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, OK 73401
Mastering the science and art of grazing management is critical for successful ranch management. One of the most important steps in ranch planning is to establish the correct stocking rate of the ranch’s pasture and range sources, carefully considering the variation in precipitation within seasons and between years, while balancing the needs of both livestock and wildlife. A second critical step is to develop strategic and operational plans to accomplish the specific goals and objectives of the ranch. This course will provide students with the tools to determine correct stocking rate of their ranch and to develop sound grazing management programs that will help them achieve the goals of their ranch.
This lectureship will be held in conjunction with Noble Research Institute, LLC (www.noble.org), an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges. Headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Noble Research Institute conducts fundamental, translational and applied research; offers no-cost consultation and education to farmers, ranchers and land managers; operates seven research and demonstration farms; and educates students of all ages about science and agriculture. The Noble Research Institute was founded by Lloyd Noble, an Oklahoma oilman and philanthropist, in 1945 as The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to advance agriculture and land stewardship.
- Define the physiological processes, morphological development, nutritional qualities, palatability of range plants, economic analysis of costs and benefits, and supplementation strategies as a basis for grazing management for domestic and wild animals
- Understand the impacts of grazing systems on vegetation, livestock, wildlife, watersheds, and profitability
- Select and develop grazing strategies