Iowa State Univeristy
A series of 5 videotapes entitled "MANAGED GRAZING" has been prepared
with funding from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and
the USDA-SARE program by Jim Russell and Dan Morrical from Iowa State
University's Department of Animal Science, Steve Barnhart from ISU's
Department of Agronomy and Ann Cowen, an Extension Associate in the
ISU-CHIPS program and the Lucas County Lakes Water Quality Project with
the assistance of other ISU faculty and staff, NRCS personnel and
This series covers technical information needed to improve the
profitability of grazing animal production systems. Subjects covered
include advantages and limitations of intensively managed grazing,
forage plant growth management, grazing animal management, paddock
layout, fencing and watering systems and year-round forage resource use
to optimize the efficiency of forage use in grazing systems. Each
videotape is 15 to 20 minutes in length and could be used either
individually or as the entire collection in a program.
Sets of this series have been distributed to county extension
offices throughout Iowa. Sets of the series are also available for
purchase for $30/set. Further information of the videotape series may
be obtained from Dan Morrical (515-294-2240; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jim Russell (515-294-4631; E-mail: email@example.com). To purchase a set of these videotapes, contact Iowa State University.
An additional "Grazing Management Guide" publication is currently being
prepared to support the videotapes and should be available at this time.