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Portable Corral Available for RWB Wetland Grazing

Cattle producers who engage in wetland grazing programs or who work with public land agencies in the Rainwater Basin may avail themselves of a portable livestock corral and handling equipment through a no-cost lease.

The Little Blue Natural Resources District, in partnership with the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture, maintains a Rawhide Corral, Inc. livestock handling system to help producers move their cattle in order to graze Rainwater Basin wetlands.

Studies by RWBJV partners have found that wetland grazing provides high-quality forage while also maintaining wetlands’ habitat value for wildlife. Because of these findings, the Little Blue NRD acquired the equipment through a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

Producers may inquire about cost-free use of the equipment by calling the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture at 308-382-8112.

Additional information about grazing on public lands and other conservation lands can be found in the Grazer’s Library on the Joint Venture’s website at: http://rwbjv.org/rainwater-basin-joint-venture/library/.