Padres Mesa Demonstration Ranch crew produce a biannual range report for the New Lands range units as well has the Padres. The crew gather forage in each pasture at locations that are a distance from livestock's water sources. A metal ring is then tossed by hand a set number of times; the forage within the ring is cut using scissors and placed in a bag for later weighing.
These range reports are a tool to help ranchers determine their lands carrying capacity. Please see the attached document.
March 27 Bull testing at livestock hub Navajo AZ
April 15 Start collecting forage collections for New Lands
April 20-21 Nahata Dzill first 30 year celebration rodeo, country dance and much much more
May 1 Turn Bulls out on New lands
May 15 Wean Padres Fall calves
First week of June Forage report for Newlands
Last week June Spring Branding Padres
July 1 turn Bulls out spring herd Padres