New book completes pasture-based livestock production series


ITHACA, N.Y. — The fourth and final book in the pasture-based livestock production series, Animal Production Systems for Pasture-Based Livestock Production, NRAES-171, is available through NRAES.

This new book closely examines the nutritional requirements and special health needs of grazing and browsing animals — including beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats and horses — and how to manage those needs in a pasture system.

Essential tool

This 246-page book will be an essential tool for anyone involved with or considering starting a pasture-based livestock operation; livestock owners and managers; producer advisors; extension educators; soil and water conservation district and NRCS personnel; agronomists and environmental professionals.

Its text is enhanced by 28 figures, 59 tables, formulas and conversions, nutrient calculation methods, enterprise budgets, a glossary and conversion tables.

Edited by co-author Edward B. Rayburn of West Virginia University, its authors include 20 experts from universities and government agencies across the U.S.

To order

Animal Production Systems for Pasture-Based Livestock Production, NRAES-171, is available for $37 per copy, plus shipping and handling, from NRAES, Cooperative Extension, P.O. Box 4557, Ithaca, NY 14852-4557.

Shipping and handling for one copy is $6 within the continental U.S. New York residents must add sales tax.

Visit for secure online ordering.

For more than one copy, or if ordering from outside the continental U.S., contact NRAES for shipping rates and quantity discounts.

Major credit cards are accepted and checks should be made payable to NRAES.

NRAES, housed at Cornell University, is an extension program sponsored by 11 Land Grant Universities.

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