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Coordinated Resource Management plan for wintering livestock


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Nutrient Management

Coordinated Resource Management plan for wintering livestock
 

Image of livestock feeding area in Okanogan County.

Winter feeding area.

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Methow River, Okanogan County, Twisp

Project Summary icon
Nutrients accumulate on livestock calving grounds.

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Okanogan Conservation District.

Resource Challenges icon
Excess nutrients tend to accumulate on livestock calving grounds. Agricultural fields in close proximity are becoming harder to find.

Conservation Program Used icon
Environmental Quality Incentive Program through the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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A young cattlemen realizes that yearly wintering of cows tends to build nutrients to the point where he may loose productivity on the land where he put in a center pivot.

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The land owner has entered into a Coordinated Resource Management plan and is working with neighbors on stretching the time he is out on winter pasture until he comes in to calve.

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Will Keller, NRCS Okanogan, (509) 422-2750, ext. 104

NRCS, Winter 2008