Tri River Area CSU Extension - To provide information, education and to encourage the application of research-based knowledge to the communities of Delta, Mesa, Montrose, and Ouray Counties.

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Stocking Rate Calculators

Stocking Rate Calculator

The above stocking rate calculators are based on published dry matter forage requirements for animals and wildlife.

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.

Other Resources

Colorado Department of Agriculture
  • List of Colorado County Brand Inspectors and Contact information: Colorado Brand Inspectors
  • In need of a Colorado Premises Location ID? Click this link to apply for one: Colorado Premises ID Registration
  • Lamb and Goat Producers: Scrapie tags are required in Colorado for all production herds. Click the following link to learn more about Scrapie and where to order your flock ID tags: Scrapie Flock ID Tags
Colorado Department of Agriculture: Animal Health Division
  • Led by the Colorado State Veterinarian, the Animal Health Division is responsible for animal health and disease control activities in Colorado.
Colorado Hay Directory
CSU Veterinary Labs: Animal Health Division
  • Livestock health information and veterinary expertise in multiple fields related to livestock health and productivity, food safety, and public health.
Guide to Poisonous Plants
  • Responsible for developing and executing federal government policy on farming, agriculture, forestry, and food.

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