Program Overview

The Sustainable Livestock Ranching option is focused on equipping students with the knowledge and skills to manage ranching operations that provide ecosystem goods and services as well as meet ranch enterprise production goals. Graduates in this option will join the increasing number of ranchers striving for balancing sustainable land stewardship with livestock production goals and other ranch enterprise operations. Students may also support land conservation NGOs and consultancy firms which increasingly utilize grazing as a management tool.

Scope of Program

  • ANS 313. Applied Animal Nutrition: Feeds and Ration Formulation (4)
  • ANS 446. Grazing Livestock Production (4)
  • FW 462. Ecosystem Services (3)
  • RNG 442. Rangeland Animal Relations (4)
  • Livestock Management – 9 credits
  • General Agriculture – 6 credits
  • Business Management – 6 credits

Interesting Tidbits

Grazing can be used to achieve land management objectives through targeted grazing... more... 

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