|Title||Seasonal suitability grazing in the western United States|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1982|
|Authors||Holechek J.L, Herbel C.H.|
A recent review of grazing system literature in the Journal of Range Management (32:250) by A. Van Poolen and J. Lacey shows that a stocking rate reduction will generally contribute more to range improvement than implementation of a specialized grazing system. However, one type of specialized grazing system that can lead to improvement in livestock production and range vegetation under certain conditions was not considered. Kenneth Valentine of New Mexico State University (JRM, 1967, 20:395) first described this system, and named it "Seasonal Suitability" grazing. Similar principles apply to the use of complementary tame pastures in conjunction with native range.