Corona Range and Livestock Research Center
**NEW** Archived Video Recordings of Some Past BTR SeminarsWe have just posted archived presentations from some of our past BTR Symposiums. The presentations have full audio, slideshow and presenter in view. These are available for our clientele who missed a symposium or for those that want to share a great presentation with others who did not attend. Click the link to see the list of available presentations.
Range Management & Forage Assessment
Thursday, October 29, 2015; 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Click Here to Register for Range Management & Forage AssessmentYearly planning efforts on the ranch are crucial to sustainable production. An annual fall inventory should be a major part of all decision making, especially when setting stocking rate and developing the winter nutrition program. This BTR seminar will include range management tools and techniques, plant identification and forage assessment and monitoring.
Join us for the 2015 Beyond the Roundtable event. In contrast to the Rancher's Roundtable, leading experts in rangeland invasive species will present three one-hour presentations with a roundtable discussion to close the day.
Lunch will be provided and each participant will take home a bound proceedings with all information from the day, as well as, supplemental information deemed important by speakers and NM specialists. Registration is free. Limited to first 45 to register.
The following is a working agenda and subject to change:
10:00 a.m. Basics of Range Management - Andres Cibils, PhD, NMSU Range Ecologist
11:00 a.m. Introduction to Range Plant Identification - Amy Ganguli, PhD, NMSU Plant Physiologist
1:00 p.m. Pasture Assessment/Monitoring - Nick Ashcroft, PhD, NMSU Extension Range Specialist
2:00 p.m. Range Improvement Techniques - TBA
3:00 p.m. Walking Pasture Tour
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About the Center
The Corona Range and Livestock Research Center is a 27,886-acre working ranch laboratory located near the geographical center of the state of New Mexico, just east of the village of Corona. Land within the research center is characterized by rolling hills alternating with undulating to flat areas with the elevation ranging from 5,720 to 6700 feet. A transitional area runs the length of the ranch with the southern half predominately pinon juniper woodland and the northern half described as a short grass prairie. The research center is operated by New Mexico State University's Animal and Range Sciences Department. Research programs, as well as graduate student studies are a major part of the research centers activities and are incorporated into the normal production cycle of the cattle and sheep commercial operations, a registered Angus seedstock herd, a native mule deer population and an introduced herd of pronghorn antelope.
Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability
The Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability (SWCRS) is the outreach arm of the CRLRC. The SWCRS is a multifunctional venue with multiple rooms to facilitate indoor and outdoor educational events and meetings. It also houses the offices and library of the CRLRC. Consisting of total sq. ft. that is made up of indoor meeting room, outdoor meeting area under roof, commercial kitchen, library/conference room. There are also a separate multi-room building adjacent to add additional meeting area. The center is located in a rural setting, overlooking the eastern foothills of the Gallinas Mountains in the Cibola National Forest. Adjacent to the center is miles of pinon-juniper forest and open grassland. The primary charge of the SWCRS is to facilitate outreach programs for the CRLRC, however it is available for use by interested parties.
Publications to assist New Mexico's ranchers, farmers, and homeowners cope with our current extreme drought conditions.
Shad Cox - Superintendent