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Grazing Lands

Grazing lands are working lands that provide many production and environmental benefits.  Well-managed grazing lands keep our waters clean, supply food, create habitat for wildlife, and provide jobs and recreation opportunities.

State Statistics

  • Tennessee's top agricultural commodity is beef cattle
  • Tennessee ranks second in the Southeast concerning number of beef cows
  • Tennessee ranks ninth in the nation concerning number of beef cows
  • Tennessee ranks second in the nation concerning number of goats
  • Tennessee ranks third in the nation concerning number of horses

The following information and tools are provided to help producers achieve their production and resource goals:

Grazing Information

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Grazing Tools

These documents require Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here for a free reader. or Microsoft Excel:

  • Grazing Tools (XLSM; 1990 KB) Note: this spreadsheet requires Excel 2007 or greater to open.

    This link includes a number of helpful planning tools:

    • Cowboy Math: Grazing Formulas
    • Graze: Forage Animal Balance (Stocking rate based on management.)
    • Net Returns Per Cow: Returns based on cost and calving percentatge and price received.
    • Pasture Condition Score: Useful in deciding management changes needed.
    • Producer Survey: Producers can fill this out and send to the local NRCS office for initiating grazing plans.
    • Beef Feeding Site Assessment Tool: When greater than 50% of forage is supplemental feed, use this tool.
  • Livestock Watering Facility Design Worksheet

Grazing Photos

An assortment of photos pertaining to grazing. For more pictures, click the refresh button or press the F5 key.

 

Grazing Events

Slideshows from the Grazing for Profit Conference that was held on February 17, 2011 at Roane State Community College
 

Calendars

The following documents require Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here for a free reader.:

2011 Goat Calendar (PDF; 2557 KB)
2011 Cattle Calendar (PDF; 5087 KB)

Contacts

Greg Brann,  State Grazing Lands Specialist, (615) 277-2569

 

 

Webb Flowers,  Grazing Specialist, (Clinch-Powell RC&D) (865) 671-3830 ext 106.