Carrying Capacity for Grazing Land
I am trying to find out more information about the general carrying capacity and stocking rates in Las Animas, Huerfano, Pueblo, Otero, Costilla and Alamosa counties. I am looking to buy land in one of those counties and would like to know how many acres would be needed to run between 40 – 60 head of cattle.
I understand that carrying capacity has many variables that go into determining the number, such as precipitation, overgrazing by previous owners, types of vegetation etc.
I would appreciate any numbers and statistics that could be shared with me. It’s not easy to find information when you’re not located in the areas you’re considering.
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Thanks so much for your response. The information has been a great help. Nicole