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Cattle Grazing

The Air Force leases over 84,000 acres of the installation for cattle grazing.  Approximately 3,500 cattle are present on the APAFR.  The grazing strategy emphasizes the use of deferred grazing and herd rotation within individual pastures to maintain a healthy forage resource composed of native grasses.  As in the other two revenue-generating programs, funds received from lessees are used to maintain lease improvements, including fences, cattle pens, and watering facilities.