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Illinois Grazing Manual

Grazing in Illinois Manual Cover 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
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
   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
Chicory
Annual Forage Seeding Rates

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
Gene Barickman, State Resource Conservationist
2118 W. Park Court
Champaign, IL 61821
217-353-6640
E-Mail:gene.barickman@il.usda.gov