animal carrying capacity

Asked October 28, 2016, 3:21 PM EDT

What is the animal carrying capacity for pasture in Jones County, South Dakota?

Minnehaha County South Dakota

3 Responses

It's difficult to say without additional information. It varies depending on where you are at in the county. What are your plans cow/calf pairs? Thanks

Murdo, Buffalo, Mullen and Westover Townships

Cash rent.

Cash rent values for Tripp County are anywhere from $55/pair to $75/pair for a six-month grazing season. I am guessing that Jones county would be fairly similar.

Carrying capacity will vary somewhat across the county, I'm guessing anywhere 0.85 AUM's/acre to 1.10 AUM's/acre. There are so many variables that can determine a carrying capacity.