Browsing Journal of Range Management, Volume 35, Number 1 (January 1982) by Authors
Summer Grazing of Sagebrush-Grass Range by SheepHarniss, R. O.; Wright, H. A. (Society for Range Management, 1982-01-01)Sagebrush-grass range normally grazed in the spring and fall can be grazed in the summer to provide a maintenance ration for ewes if their lambs are weaned early. Moderate grazing (57-99 sheep days/ha) in early or late summer did not change vegetative composition or yields. Heavy grazing (185-198 sheep days/ha) in the early summer decreased yields of grasses and the cushion-forb Hoods phlox. Late summer grazing did not change the grass or forb yields. Sagebrush yields increased in the sagebrush subtype where balsamroot was abundant under early summer grazing.