|Title||The use of salt in range management|
|Publication Type||Government Report|
|Year of Publication||1926|
|Authors||Chapline W.R., Talbot M.W.|
|Series Title||U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department Circular 379|
|Publisher||U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department Circular 379, U.S. Government Printing Office|
|Keywords||forage maintenance, government publication, grazing, livestock, range management, salt|
With an adequate quantity of salt, grazing animals develop better than they would otherwise, are more contented and are more easily handled (fig. 1). Also, proper quantity and distribution of salt on the range go a long way towards controlling livestock grazing and obtaining satisfactory use and maintenance of forage. On western grazing lands, salting is unusually important because the livestock graze under open-range conditions, and the problem of obtaining proper forage use is complicated by considerations of topography, accessibility, watering facilities and other factors affecting distribution of stock. The wide variation in conditions and the lack of well-defined rules have led to greater diversity in the way range salting is done than exists in almost any other practice connected with the range livestock industry. It is the object of this circular to bring together the results of experimental work, careful observations and studies of existing practices and to outline principles of adequate range salting of livestock in the West.