Rangeland & Livestock Management

 

  • Assessment of Economic Feasibility for Energy-Enhanced Roughage as Cattle Feed(PDF file - 28 KB)
    (Sabry Shehata, Linda Cox, and Michael DuPonte. 2003. Cooperative Extension Service, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    Evaluation of energy-enhanced rougages as an alternative to importing grain for finishing cattle in Hawaii and to finishing Hawaii cattle on the mainland.

  • Basics of Heat (Estrus) Detection in Cattle (PDF file - 146 KB)
    (Michael W. DuPonte. 2007. Cooperative Extension Service, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    Explains procedures for efficient estrus detection in cattle.

  • Beef Care Practices (PDF file - 415 KB)
    (Carolyn Stull, Sheila Barry, and Wayne Jensen. 2007. Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California)
    This is a free publication from University of California. It is a "thorough introduction to the issues and decisions facing a beef cattle producer in California."

  • Bull Power: Examination of Beef Cattle Bulls for Breeding Soundness (PDF file - 200 KB)
    (Brad R. LeaMaster and Michael W. DuPonte. 2007. Cooperative Extension Service, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    Includes a sample breeding soundness evaluation system.

  • Calculating Minimum Grazing Lease Rate for Hawaii (PDF file - 300 KB)
    (Mark Thorne, Linda J. Cox, and Matthew H. Stevenson. 2007. Cooperative Extension Service, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    Presents important concepts about developing lease agreements and provides information for lessees and lessors to use in calculating minimum lease rates for grazing.

  • Fireweed Control: An Adaptive Management Approach (PDF file - 758 KB)
    (Mark S. Thorne, John S. Powley, and Glen K. Fukumoto. 2005. Cooperative Extension Service, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    Describes fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis) and its toxic effects on livestock. Extensive description of the use of an adaptive management approach for prevention and control of fireweed investations.

  • Foraging Behavior and Grazing Management Planning (PDF file - 1.58 MB)
    (Mark Thorne, Linda J. Cox, and Matthew H. Stevenson. 2007. Cooperative Extension Service, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    Explains the role of foraging behavior on the development of a grazing management plan and ways to influence this behavior.

  • Hawaii Grown Beef: From Pasture to Market; Proceedings of the 2006 Mealani Forage Field Day (PDF file - 1.13 MB)
    (Mark S. Thorne and Linda J. Cox, editors. 2006. Cooperative Extension Service, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    Papers presented at the Field Day including evaluating market options, using ultrasound to evaluate beef prodution traits, and pasture management issues.

  • Herbicidal Weed Control Methods for Pastures and Natural Areas of Hawaii (PDF file - 1.2 MB)
    (Philip Motooka, Lincoln Chin, and Guy Nagai. 2002. Cooperative Extension Service, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    This illustrated 36-page publication gives an overview of methods of weed control and details on several methods of herbicide application including to foliage, cut surfaces, and soil. Discusses herbicide selection, rate of application, coverage, and calibration. Appendices include information on herbicides registered for use in pastures and natural areas of Hawaii.

  • Insect Pests of Livestock Series
    (Michael W. DuPonte and Linda Burnham Larish. 2003. Cooperative Extension Service, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    One page fact sheets in PDF format on:

    Black Dump Fly

    Bronze Bottle Fly

    Dog Dung Fly

    Horn Fly

    Horse Bot Fly, Horse Throat Bot Fly

    House Fly

    Lesser House Fly

    Oriental Blow Fly

    Soldier Fly

    Southern House Mosquito

    Stable Fly

     

  • Meat Goat Basics for Hawai‘i 
    (John Powley, Matt Stevenson, and Mark Thorne.2013. CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    Provides genral guidelines for meat goat production with particular attention to issues relevent to Hawai'i.

  • Minimizing Pollution Risk from Livestock Operations (PDF file - 44 KB)
    (Michael Robotham, Carl Evensen, and Linda J. Cox. 2000. CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    Provides information and worksheet for reducing the risk of nonpoint source pollution from livestock operations.

  • Minimizing Pollution Risk from Pasture Management (PDF file - 412 KB)
    (Michael Robotham, Carl Evensen, and Linda J. Cox. 2000. CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    Provides information and worksheet for reducing the risk of nonpoint source pollution from pastures.

  • Parasite Control Options for Cattle in Hawaii (PDF file - 476 KB)
    (Glen K. Fukumoto, Burton J. Smith, and Michael DuPonte. 2001. Cooperative Extension Service, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    An evaluation of new internal parasite control products and formulations.

  • Pastured Poultry Production: An Evaluation of Its Sustainability in Hawaii (PDF file - 152 KB)
    (Glen K. Fukumoto and John R. Replogle. 1999. Cooperative Extension Service, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    Pastured poultry production systems offer potential economic opportunities for agricultural entrepeneurs, but require careful management.

  • Proper Semen Handling During an Artificial Insemination Program (PDF file - 235 KB)
    (Michael W. DuPonte. 2007. Cooperative Extension Service, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    Outlines a simple routine for proper semen handling and equipment maintenance in the implementation of an AI program.

  • Renewable Natural Resources Extension
    (Cooperative Extension Service, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    Short reports on current rangeland and forestry management programs such as forage improvement, invasive weed control, grazing under forest plantations, and establishment of pili grass groundcover.

  • An Introduction to Sheep and Goat Parasite Management in Hawai‘i
    (CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)

    Provides general guidance and considerations for developing a parasite-control program.

  • Silvopasture: An Agroforestry Practice
    (Ned B. Klopfenstein et al. 2004. The Overstory #36.)
    In a silvopasture, timber and pasture are managed as an integrated system. This article outlines the establishment and management of silvopasture systems. Includes links to other articles on integrating animals into forestry systems.

  • Stocking Rate: The Most Important Tool in the Toolbox (PDF file - 360 KB)
    (Mark S. Thorne and Matthew H. Stevenson. 2007. Cooperative Extension Service, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    Describes how to accurately calculate appropriate stocking rates.

  • Summaries of Herbicide Trials for Pasture, Range, and Non-Cropland Weed Control
    (Phil Motooka. Cooperative Extension Service, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    Tables summarizing herbicide trial results for the following years:

    1998 (PDF file - 28 KB)

    1999 (PDF file - 36 KB)

    2000 (PDF file - 32 KB)

    2001 (PDF file - 36 KB)

     

  • Sustainable Agriculture in Hawaii
    (CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    Annotated links to resources for new farmers on: Choosing the Road to Sustainability; The Business of Agriculture - Agri-entrepreneurship Topics; The Farm as Habitat - Environmental Topics; Sustainable and Organic Production Techniques; Animal Production; Agroforestry; and Trainer Resources.

  • Three Simplified Estrus Synchronization Programs for Hawaii's Beef Breeding Season (PDF file - 200 KB)
    (Michael W. DuPonte and Kara K. Lee. 2007. Cooperative Extension Service, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    Explains three prostaglandin protocols for estrus synchronization.

  • Weeds pf Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas
    (Philip Motooka, Luisa Castro, Duane Nelson, Guy Nagai, and Lincoln Ching. 2003. CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    Species profiles in .pdf format containing information on identification, distribution, environmental impact, and chemical management of 146 of the most common weeds in Hawaii.

  • Woody Plant Control for the Home, Pasture, and Forest (PDF file - 260 KB)
    (Philip Motooka, Guy Nagai, Lincoln Ching, John Powley, Glen Teves, and Alan Arakaki. 1999. Cooperative Extension Service, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    Covers types of herbicide applications and safety issues.