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Elk and cattle forage preferences related to forage quality by Scott Allen Wait

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Published .
Written in English


  • Cattle -- Feeding and feeds.,
  • Forage.,
  • Forage plants.,
  • Grazing.,
  • Elk -- Food.

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Statementby Scott Allen Wait.
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 117 leaves, bound :
Number of Pages117
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16565559M

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Diet Composition, Forage Selection, and Potential for Forage Competition Among Elk, Deer, and Livestock on Aspen–Sagebrush Summer Range Article in . Relative preferences for important forage species on the fescue prairie in paddocks grazed by cattle in winter (supplemented with dii- ferent rates of canola meal) and summer over 3 consecutive years. forage quality, with the potential to predict intake and nutritive value, attention turned to developing laboratory methods for forage fibre analysis. Until the mids, fibre content of feeds, including forages, had been determined largely. Continuous Grazing. Continuous grazing is a method of grazing livestock on a specific unit of land, where the animals have continuous, unrestricted access to the rangeland throughout the year (known as year-long continuous grazing) or for a period of the year (referred to as growing season continuous grazing) (Vallentine, ; Allen et al., ).

Normal elk movements in the Chamberlain Creek area were short and probably related to forage availability. Movements away from disturbance were significantly longer than those toward disturbance, but the sequence of movements was random with respect to source of disturbance. Governor's Conference on the Cattle Industry. p Heitschmidt, R. K., M. R. Haferkamp, and A. L. Hild. Grazing and drought management. Proc. Governor's Conference on the Cattle Industry. p Haferkamp, M. R. Japanese brome in the Northern Great Plains. Proc. Governor's Conference on the State of the Cattle Industry. p. In a leader-follower grazing system, animals with different forage needs pass through a pasture in succession, using the land more efficiently without destroying its ability to support livestock. Forage Quality Analysis. The forage quality of all sampled species was analyzed by estimating the following variables: water content, ash percentage (total minerals; AOAC ), percentage of organic matter, acid detergent fiber as an indicator of digestibility level of plant tissues based on the methodology of Van Soest et al. (), nitrogen Cited by:

Craine () acknowledges the difficulties of predicting forage quality shifts with climate change and takes a composite, empirical approach to evaluating cattle nutritional stress. The paper reports on decreases in crude protein and digestible organic matter over . The adaptation of herbivore behaviour to seasonal and locational variations in vegetation quantity and quality is inadequately modelled by conventional methods. Norman Owen-Smith innovatively links the principles of adaptive behaviour to their consequences for population dynamics and community ecology, through the application of a Author: R. Norman Owen-Smith.   Cattle and other livestock graze more than a quarter of the planet's total land surface, making livestock grazing the most ubiquitous human activity on earth in land area used (Steinfeld et al , Robinson et al ).Livestock production is generally thought of as detrimental to wildlife and many people assert that livestock have had a dramatic negative impact on global by: Related research in central Washington continued, wherein MDR scientists and collaborators are investigating and modeling relationships among fire disturbance, herbivory, forest management practices and elk productivity; field work quantifying habitat quantity, habitat quality, and grazing rates was completed in , results of which will be.