Rangelands, ranchers, and drought
Drought results in overgrazing and deterioration of rangelands. To alleviate these effects it is recommended that ranchers should practise early weaning (to increase conception rate), distribute salt and water wisely, and resort to planned cutting along with early financial aid when drought occurs. If breeding animals constitute 67-75% of the herd, sale of yearlings in drought yr will ensure little reduction in the breeding herd.
Banner, Roger E., "Rangelands, ranchers, and drought" (1977). Wildland Resources Faculty Publications. Paper 1765.