There’s a lot more to proper range management during drought than just pulling the livestock off of the grass when it gets short. In order for a ranch to survive and remain resilient, managers must have a plan.
In an ongoing webinar series by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska, ranchers can explore each aspect of developing a drought plan for their own operation. The webinars are led by ranchers and advisors with hands-on experience in drought planning and range management.
In the first part of the series, Lewellen, Neb., rancher Lynn Meyers said it is all about attitude when looking at developing a drought plan.
“Drought disasters from a rancher’s point of view is a box of challenges, and you can look at it with an attitude of either half full or half empty,” he said. “Take that disaster box and make it a window of opportunity.”