Doug Dean is the Tri River Area Livestock and Range Extension Agent. He aims to provide leadership and organization in the development, implementation, evaluation, and reporting of educational programs in Livestock and Range Management in the Tri River Area. Doug specializes in range management issues, range monitoring, livestock management, rotational grazing systems, grass hay production/improved pastures, weed control, small and large acreage issues, ranch management, and wildlife management. Doug brings an array of knowledge to the Tri River Area with his MBA and Range/Wildlife Management degree, as well as real life experiences and knowledge he has gained through working in the field.
Doug Dean, Livestock and Range Extension Agent
TRA Area Director
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) Insurance: A possible Drought Management Tool for Colorado Ranchers:
- Agriculture production is a financially risky business. Forage losses from drought are common occurrence on Colorado pastures and rangelands. For more information click here
Strategies for Beef Cattle Herds During Times of Drought, v2011:
- This “decision aid” is designed to help cow-calf producers compare the financial consequences of alternative management strategies during times of limited grazing forage, e.g. drought. For more information click here
Weather-Related Sales of Livestock:
- There are provisions in tax law which attempt to cushion producers from consequences of adverse weather-related livestock sales. For more information click here
Using Partial Budgeting to Analyze Drought Management Strategies:
- To minimize financial hardship under drought conditions, partial budgeting is a tool that can be used to compare different management strategies. For more information click here.
Windrow grazing trail in the Tri River Area:
- Windrow Grazing has been used successfully in Canada, Wyoming, the San Luis valley and Gunnison, Colorado. Windrow grazing involves cutting the forage when it is at the optimal nutrition level and raking it into windrows. Animals are allowed to graze the windrows at a later point. A trial was set up in the fall of 1998 near Hotchkiss, Co on the Campbell Ranch. The test area is a tall fescue grass hay field that had traditionally been harvested in June and August with an additional fall grazing. For more information click here.
- Intermountain Grass and Legume Forage Production Manual. Click here
- Pasture Mgt. Colorado Forage Guide. Pasture Mgt. Click here
- Colorado Noxious Weed Management Pocket Guide. Weed ID and control. Click here
- Grasses and Grasslike Plants of Utah. Grass Species ID. Click here
Check out our 2017 Livestock and Range programs:
CSU Extension will be hosting a calving and calf survival night at the Gunnison Fairgrounds. Come join us for dinner and learning from top calving expert Dr. Frank Garry from the CSU Vet School. Topics will include: Nutrition, Hypothermia, Neonatal Care, and Disease Management. Of course we will also leave lots of time for discussions about any of your needs and questions. Everyone from the ranch is welcome!! Cost at the door will be $10 and dinner will be provided. For this reason we ask that you RSVP to Eric at the CSU Extension office by 1/27 or for more info at 970-641-1260.
2017 Ag Outlook and Strategy Forum
January 11, 2017, located in the Pioneer Room at Montrose County Fairgrounds Friendship Hall. 1001 N. 2nd Street.
Colorado AgrAbility Workshop
January 18, 2017, located at the County Courthouse 501 Plamer St. Delta, CO. Room 234
Beef quality assurance April 11, 2016 Mesa County Fairgrounds
The Beef Quality Assurance program offers training and certification on BQA guidelines including Cattle Care and Husbandry Practices, Feedstuffs, Feed Additives and Medications, Processing/Treatment and Records and Injectable Animal Health Products. Join us and receive your BQA Certification! For more information click here
- Livestock Nutrition for Small Acreages
- Poisonous Plants and Horses
- Equine Bio security: What Can You Do?
- Considerations for Raising Chickens On Your Property
- Fundamentals of Small Acreage Swine Production
- Alpacas and Llamas
- Raising Sheep and Goats
- Small Scale Cattle Production
- Handling Cattle and Other Livestock
- Animal Emergency Preparedness
- Copper and Nutritional Considerations of Hand spinning Sheep
- Poisonous Plants of Colorado