How Birdwell & Clark Ranch doubled stocking rate to 5000 cattle with 2 employees

Feb 7, 2019 2:12:47 PM / by Christine Su posted in ranchers, stocking rate, grazing management, cattle

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Husband and wife team Emry Birdwell and Deborah Clark manage 5,000 head of stocker cattle in a single herd on the historic 14,200 acre Birdwell and Clark Ranch in north central Texas. Through Holistic Management and adaptive grazing planning, they’ve achieved a stocking rate nearly twice the average for their area and greatly improved soil quality, species diversity, water quality and pasture productivity on the ranch.

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How to Estimate Pasture Inventory

Jan 30, 2019 3:45:13 PM / by Christine Su posted in ranchers, stocking rate, pasture, grazing management

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How do I know how much forage I've actually got on my pastures? What should my stocking rate be? How do I estimate my carrying capacity?

While recording a pasture inventory is quick and easy in PastureMap, actually estimating the available forage inventory per acre or calculate carrying capacity for each of your pastures might seem a little more complicated. Here are four ways to estimate available forage inventory, ranging from a quick estimate to an exact measurement.

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