Information on Livestock & Forages Production

  1. Livestock
  2. Forage
  3. Weeds
  4. Newsletters

1. Livestock  

Breeds of Livestock
Healthy Animals Newsletter
Water Requirements
PNW Insect Management Handbook
Beef Cattle
  1. Creep-Feeding vs. Early Weaning
  2. Using Genetics to Achieve Beef Production Goals


Sheep & Goats
  1. Fall or Out-of-Season Lambing
  2. Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats
  3. Keeping Wool Clean  (LNF0801)
  4. Good Choices on Rams Now Translates to Good Flock Production Later (LNF1001)
  5. Maryland Small Ruminant Page
Beef Nutrition
  1. Selenium
  2. High Grain Rations for Cattle
Sheep & Goat Nutrition
  1. Nutrient Requirements
  2. Top 11 Ways to Cope with High Feed Costs
  3. Sheep and Goat Ration Balancing
Ranch Planning and Marketing
Production Alternatives
  1. To Grass or Not to Grass … That is the Calf Question; LF1301.pdf
  2. Grass Fed (Search for "grass fed" on the AMS website).
  3. Natural Production (Search for "natural meat" on the AMS website).
  4. Organic Standards in Oregon
  5. Scientific statement on Genetically Modified Organisms
  6. Biotechnology Website
  7. Meat Marketing
    1. Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network
  8. ATTRA - Livestock
  9. SARE

2. Forage  


  1. Improving Pastures(Greener Pastures)
  2. Pasture Survey: Over-seed or Renovate
  3. Pasture & Hayground Assessment & Action (LFC1302)
  4. New Seeds for an Old Pasture
  5. Pasture & Hayland Renovation

Soil Testing & Fertilizing

  1. Organic Fertilizer Value

  2. Degree Growing Days for T-Sum 200

  3. Feeding Your Forage

  4. Soil Sampling - EC628
  5. Variable Depth Sampling
  6. List of Labs
  7. OSU Fertilizer Guide: Pastures (FG63)
  8. Pasture Fertilizer Guide (see p. 21-30)
  9. Soil Test Interpretation Guide
  10. Production Potential - Web Soil Survey
  11. Fertilizer & Lime Materials (FG52)
  12. Economics of Fertilizing by OSU Recommendations
  13. Fertilizing with Manure and Other Organic Amendments (EM533)


  1. Oregon Crop Water Use and Irrigation Requirements (EM 8530) 
  2. Western Oregon Irrigation Guides (EM 8713) 
  3. Managing Irrigation Water Quality for crop production in the Pacific Northwest (PNW 597)
  4. Strategies for Efficient Irrigation Water Use (EM8783)
  5. Irrigation Monitoring Using Soil Water Tension (EM 8900)
  6. Irrigation System Maintenance, Groundwater Quality, and Improved Production (EM 8862)
  7. Simple Irrigation Scheduling Using the 'Look and Feel' Method

Pasture & Hay Management

  1. Grass is King:  Protect the Crown
  2. Planning and Building Fences
    Pasture & Grazing Management in the Northwest
  3. Drought Advisory
  4. Haymaking on the Westside WAEB 1897
  5. Summer & Fall Pasture Management
  6. Hay Fires: Prevention & Control
  7. Managing Small-Acreage Horse Farms for Green Pastures, Clean Water, and Healthy Horses

Feeding Value

  1. Dairy One Interactive Feed Library
  2. UC Davis - Feed Tag
  3. Testing Hay
  4. Beef Extension Forage Evaluation Program
  5. Western Oregon Hay (LFC0610)
  6. Understanding Your Forage Test Results
  7. Oregon Forage Library
  8. Grass Straw/Pellets
  9. Matching Hay Quality with Animal Nutrient Requirements
  10. Pricing Protein and Energy Supplements Corrected for Moisture Content
  11. Short on Hay? Hay Options When You Are Short On Hay
  12. High Rates of Selenium Supplement for Sheep   

  Forage Types

  1. Tall Fescue
    a. short version
    b. long version

  2.  Annual Ryegrass
    a. short version
    b. long version

  3. Orchardgrass
    a.  short version
    b.  long version

  4.  Perennial Ryegrass
    a. short version
    b. long version

  5. Timothy
  6.  Species Selection Examples

Forage Anti-Quality Factors

  1. Grass Tetany

  2. Endophytes

  3. Plant Diseases
  4. Prussic Acid and Nitrate Testing in Forage

Leasing Pastures

  1. Pasture Rental Rates
  2. Developing Livestock Leases for Annual Grasslands
  3. Determining the Value of Leases for Annual Rangeland
  4. Determining Pasture Rental Rates
  5. Farmland Investor Letter
  6. USDA Land Values 2013 Summary
  7. Ohio State Univ.-Lease Agreements
    a.  Short Form

    b.  Long Form
  8. What Are Your Forages Worth? PNW259


List of Pasture Resources

Forage Information System

Organic Standards in Oregon

Other OSU Publications

ATTR - Forages 

Farm Safety 

3. Weeds  

  a.  Aquatic Weeds
  b.  Information from OSU
     2.  More on Tansy Ragwort
     4.  OSU Fact sheets on Weeds and Pesticides
  c.  Pesticide/Herbicide
     1.  Pesticide Education
  d.  Poisonous plants
     4.  USDA Plants Database
  e.  Weed control
     1.  Foxtail Control
  f.  Noxious and invasive weeds
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