DISTRIBUTION AND UTILIZATION
Livestock favour riparian areas and tend to avoid higher elevations, rugged areas, and range distant from water. Favoured areas soon become overutilized, undesirable plants increase, and forage production declines.
A major goal of grazing management is to provide more even distribution and forage utilization over the entire range or pasture while preventing repeated selective grazing of plants. This is achieved using one or many range management tools including herding, fencing, and attractants.