This web site is
optimized for FireFox

For beginners
Sheep 101 logo
Sheep 101 | 201

Market Reports

Quick Links

Blogger icon
Shepherd's Notebook
Maryland Goat Test

My Flickr images
My Flickr™ sheep
and goat images

Webinar recordings


Online quizzes

Follow MDSheepGoat on Twitter

facebook logo

American Sheep Industry Association
American Sheep
Industry Association

Grow Our Flock logo
Grow our flock

American Lamb Board logo
American Lamb Board

AGF logo

IGA logo

Animal Agriculture Alliance logo

University of Maryland Extension


Southern Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control

Livestock and Grain Market News Portal

Direct Lamb Dashboard

Baalands logo
Webmaster's farm

"Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom."

George Washington Carver

should be


Grazing is the use of grasses and other plants to feed herbivores, such as sheep and goats. Most sheep and goats graze at least a portion of the year. On this page, grazing links are arranged by subject category: controlled grazing, extending the grazing season, grazing behavior, grazing management, grazing systems, management-intensive grazing, multispecies grazing, prescribed grazing, riparian grazing, rotational grazing, silvopasture, and stocking rates.

[PDF] Grazing - Canada Sheep
Grazing: Sheep 101 by Susan Schoenian
[PDF] Grazing alfalfa - University of Kentucky @ NDSU
[PDF] Grazing practices: a review of the literature - NCSU
[PDF] Great grazing with sheep and goats - ATTRA
[PDF] A guide to grazing requirements for goats - Vict. Australia

Controlled grazing

Controlled grazing - West Virginia University
Controlled grazing: a proven management practice - Wash State
[PDF] Controlling grazing: balancing... - Michigan State University
Controlled grazing of Virginia's pastures | PDF
[PDF] Designing a controlled grazing system for goats - Sweetlix®
Prescribed grazing management to improve pasture productivity...
Principles of controlled grazing - Manitoba Forage Council

Creep grazing

Go to Lamb and Kid Feeding page.

Extending the grazing season

[PDF] Extending grazing and reducing stored feed needs - MW Forage
Extending grazing season reduces cost - West Virginia University
[PDF] Extending the grazing season - Extension Central
[PDF] Grazing corn: an option for extending... - University of Kentucky
[PDF] Guide to year-round forage supply - Iowa State University
[PDF] Managing for a year-round forage supply - University of Maine
[PDF] Putting forages together for yearround grazing - KY Forage
[PDF] A quick guide to extended grazing - Manitoba, Canada | HTML
Strategies for extending the grazing season - Penn State | PDF
[PDF] Supplemental pastures for sheep - University of Nebraska
[PDF] The use of turnips to extend the grazing season - SDSU
Winter grazing @ Cornell University
[PDF] Winter grazing: an overlooked opportunity - Michigan State Univ.
Winter rye for extending the grazing season - Ohio State

Grazing behavior

Animals as grazers - Ontario, Canada
[PDF] Current topics in behavior-based grazing research
[PDF] Diet selection and grazing behavior - University of Maine
[PDF] Foraging behavior: experience or inheritance? - University of Idaho
[PDF] Grazing animal management and behavior
[PDF] Grazing behavior - DEFRA UK
[PDF] Interpreting grazing behavior - Texas AgriLife
[PDF] Managing grazing behavior - University of Idaho
[PPT] Sheep grazing behavior - University of Idaho
What do goats really like to eat? - Australian Cashmere Goat

Grazing management

Grazing management - Sheep 201 by Susan Schoenian
Grazing management 101 - University of Arizona
[PDF] Grazing management - University of Maryland
Grazing management for healthy soils - Managing Wholes
Grazing management @ Oklahoma Rangelands
[PDF] Grazing management concepts for rangelands
[PDF] Improving small ruminant grazing practices - WV
Pasture and grazing management @ Oregon Small Farms
Pasture and grazing management @ The Univ. of Vermont
[PDF] Pasture, rangeland, and grazing management - ATTRA | HTML
Principles of grazing management - WV University
Sheep grazing management - Virginia Tech | PDF
Small acreage grazing management - Colorado State University

Grazing systems

[PDF] Developing a grazing system - Miss. State University
[PDF] Developing grazing system for sheep and goats - Miss. State
Grazing management systems - Ontario, Canada
[PPT] Grazing management systems - University of Nebraska
Grazing systems - LifeStyle Block NZ
Grazing systems - McGill University
Grazing systems - West Virginia University
Grazing systems - Alabama Coop. Extension | PDF
Grazing systems planning guide - Universit of Minnesota
[PDF] Pasture systems and grazing systems - Iowa State University

Management-intensive grazing (MIG)

Adoption of intensive grazing systems - Journal of Extension
Getting started grazing - Ohio State University
Getting started with intensive grazing - Manitoba, Canada
[PPT] Intensive grazing - Mississippi State University
Intensive grazing @ TAMU
[PDF] Intensively managed rotational grazing systems for irr. pasture
Management intensive grazing (Rotation) - New Zealand
[PDF] Management-intensive grazing in Indiana
[PDF] Principles of management intensive grazing - WV University

Multispecies grazing

[PDF] Bonding to facilitate multispecies grazing - NDSU
[PDF] Goat browsing and multispecies land use - Oregon State
[PDF] Influence of grazing sheep and cattle together...
Multispecies grazing - ATTRA | PDF
[PDF] Multispecies grazing and leafy spurge - USDA ARS
[PDF] Multispecies grazing for leafy spurge control - Manitoba, Canada
[PDF] Multispecies grazing in Oklahoma
[PDF] Multispecies grazing: opportunities and pitfalls
[PDF] Sheep and multispecies grazing - ASI

Prescribed grazing

Go to Weed Page.

Riparian grazing

BMPs to control the effects of livestock grazing on riparian areas
[PDF] Grazing management for riparian areas - Mich. State Univ.
Managed grazing in riparian areas - ATTRA | PDF
[PDF] Riparian area management - BLM
Riparian areas - Oregon State University
Riparian grazing - Washington State University
[PDF] Sheep and riparian/watershed management - ASI
Strategies for livestock management in riparian areas in New Mexico
Stream and riparian area management @ Montana State University

Rotational grazing

4 steps to rotational grazing - Penn State | PDF
[PDF] Cell grazing: getting started on your place - Kerr Center
Designing a rotational system - Ontario, Canada
[PDF] Economic issues in rotational grazing - NCSU
[PDF] High-intensity, year-round rotational grazing - Leopold Center
[PDF] Livestock distribution in riparian areas - British Columbia
[PDF] Pastures for profit: a guide to rotational grazing - Univ. Wisconsin
Rotational grazing - University of Kentucky | PDF
[PDF] Rotational grazing doesn't have to be complicated - by Joe Rook
Rotational grazing: livestock systems guide - ATTRA | PDF
[PDF] Rotational grazing: will it pay? - Mississippi State University


[PDF] Agroforestry silvopasture - University of Kentucky
Animals in agroforestry - The Overstory
[PDF] The biology of silvopastoralism - University of Nebraska
[PDF] Converting a pasture to a silvopasture in the Pacific NW
[PDF] Domestic stock grazing to enhance woodland diversity (UK)
[PDF] Goats among trees: a silvopasture possibility - Univ. Florida
[PDF] Sheep grazing in forestry - Victoria, British Columbia
Sheep in trees - Shropshire Sheep Breeders Association
[PDF] Silvopasture: an agroforestry practice - University of Nebraska
[PDF] Silvopasture: an agroforestry practice - USDA Forest Service
Woodland livestock grazing - University of Florida

Stocking rates

[PDF] Animal unit months, stocking rate, and carrying capacity - Man. Can.
[PDF] Determining your stocking rate - Utah State University
Generalized average stocking rates - NDSU
Grazing management: stocking rate - Ontario, Canada
[PDF] Guidelines for setting a proper stocking rate - University of Idaho
How many goats per acre? - Onion Creek Ranch
Pasture stocking density and relationship to performance - Univ. FL | PDF
[PDF] Pasture stocking rate - University of Georgia
[PDF] Stocking rate and grazing management - Kansas State
[PDF] Stocking rate and grazing management - Texas AgriLife
[PDF] Stocking rate: the key to successful livestock prod. - Okla. St.
[PDF] Stocking rate: the most imp. tool in the tool box - Univ. Hawaii
[PDF] Understanding pasture stocking rate and carrying capacity - Univ. MD

That looks yummy
   Katahdin lamb grazing in Western Maryland