Grazing resources are critical for cow-calf producers and must be protected during drought or other conditions that reduce forage production.
One way to protect pasture and rangeland health is through the use of a sacrifice pasture. A sacrifice pasture provides a place to keep and feed cattle during adverse conditions.
It is better for long-term forage production to sacrifice a small area than to continue to overgraze the entire ranch. Not overgrazing pastures and rangeland allows them to respond more quickly when weather conditions improve.