Stocking Rate: The Key to Successful Livestock Production
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service , PSS-2871 , 2007

Redfearn, D.D., Bidwell, T.G.

There are many important ingredients in a successful livestock production system. One of the most important tasks is to keep detailed records on livestock stocking rate, livestock performance, and forage production. Forage production and stocking rate records are critical in making timely management decisions. No other single management practice affects profitability of livestock more than stocking rate. This publication discusses how to determine the proper stocking rate for your land.