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Illinois Grazing Manual

 

Grazing in Illinois Manual Cover

To download the entire Grazing Manual, we have split it into 4 Parts. The Part and its contents are below. For individual fact sheets, go to the appropriate item and scroll down to where you can access the PDF and print/download. Requires  Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher (FREE software).

Part 1 (PDF, 1761kb) – General, Gazing Management, Establishment/Renovation, Noxious Weeds

Part 2 (PDF, 2557kb) – Species

Part 3 (PDF, 1341kb) – Animal Health, Fertility, Livestock Watering Infrastructure, Livestock Nutrition, Miscellaneous, References/Contacts

Part 4 (PDF, 2613kb) – Livestock Handling Facilities
General
Grazing Management
Inventories
Establishment/Renovation
Species
Noxious/Invasive Species
Animal Health
Fertility
Fencing Infrastructure
Livestock Watering Infrastructure
Livestock Handling Facilities
Livestock Nutrition
Miscellaneous
Reference Materials
Contacts
General
Causing and Controlling Erosion
How plants grow
Pasture and Hayland Planting – (data, tables, maps)
Plant Succession
Water Cycle
Grazing Management
Brush Management
Drought Planning Considerations
Forage Quality
Forage Quality Testing
Grazing Management Effects on Plants
Hog Pastures and Conservation Compliance
Livestock Distribution
Managing Year Round Forages
Native Warm Season Grass
Pasture Management System Layout
Prescribed Grazing
Prescribed Grazing Tables – FOTG
Steps for a Year-Round Grazing - Management Plan
Stockpiling Forages
Weed Management in Established Pastures
Inventories
 
Establishment/Renovation
Alfalfa Autotoxicity
Establishing Warm Season Grasses
Frost Seeding
Seed Quality
Weed Control
Species
Warm Season Grasses
   Bermuda grass
   Big Bluestem
   Caucasian Bluestem
   Eastern Gama grass
   Indian grass
   Little Bluestem
   Side-Oats Gama
   Switch grass
Cool Season Grasses
   Kentucky Bluegrass
   Orchard Grass
   Redtop
   Smooth Bromegrass
   Tall Fescue
   Timothy
Cool-Season Perennial Legumes
   Alfalfa
   Alsike Clover
   Birdsfoot Trefoil
   Crownvetch
   Kura Clover
   Ladino Clover
Biennial Legumes
   Red Clover
   Sweet Clover
Annual Legumes
   Annual Lespedeza
Annual and Alternative
  Annual Forage Seeding Rates
  Brassicas for Forage
  Brown Midrib Sorghum-Sudangrass
  Chicory
  Field Peas for Forage
  Grazing Maize (Corn)
  Oats for Fall/Spring Grazing
  Rape for Forage
  Soybeans for Forage
  Turnips for Forage
Noxious/Invasive Species
Invasive Species
   Johnsongrass
   Reed Canary Grass

Poisonous Plants
  
Black Locust
Bouncing Bet
Bracken
Buffalo Bur
Buttercups (pastures & Meadows)
Butter cups (woods)
Climbing Bittersweet
Corn Cockle
Common Cocklebur
Eastern Black Nightshade
Great Lobelia or Blue Cardinals Flower
Ground Ivy or Creeping Charlie
Hemp or Marihuana
Hemp Dogbane
Horsenettle
Hogwort
Horsetails and Scouring Rushes
Indian Tobacco & Pale Spiked Lobelia
Jimsonweed
Milkweed
Oaks
Ohio Buckeye
Pigweed
Poison Hemlock
Common Pokeweed
Potato
Rocket Larkspur
Sneezeweeds
Star of Bethlehem
Water Hemlock
White Snakeroot
White Sweet Clover
Wild Cherries
Yews   
  
  
Animal Health
Anti-Quality Factors in Rangeland and Pastureland and Forages
Bloat and Pastures
Control of Equine Parasites
Control of Internal Parasites in Sheep
Control of Parasites in Dairy cattle
Control of Parasites in Grazing Beef Cattle
Ergot and Cattle Health
Neosporosis – abortion in Cattle
Pink Eye in Cattle
 
Fertility
Nutrient Cycling in Pastures
Pasture Fertilization
Soil Sampling Testing
Fencing Infrastructure
Livestock Watering Infrastructure
Water resources Development
Livestock Handling Facilities

Livestock handling Facilities Designs
Pasture and Corral Handling Basics
Sheep and Goat Handling and Facilities Options

Livestock Nutrition
Feeding Cows
Pasture-Based Feeding Programs for Dairy Cattle
Relative Forage Quality (RFQ)
Miscellaneous
Minerals
Reference Material
Grazing Websites
Grazing Vendors
Contact
Kerry Goodrich, State Resource Conservationist
2118 W. Park Court
Champaign, IL 61821
217-353-6640
E-Mail:Kerry.Goodrich@il.usda.gov