Browsing Journal of Range Management, Volume 23, Number 1 (January 1970) by Authors
Trampling Losses and Travel by Cattle on Sandhills RangeQuinn, J. A.; Hervey, D. F. (Society for Range Management, 1970-01-01)Trampling losses by cattle on sandhills range varied from about 1% of the grass herbage or 20 pounds per acre under light grazing to 5% or 60 pounds per acre with heavy grazing. The various sandhill grasses differed in their susceptibility to trampling in July and September. In lightly grazed 50-acre pastures, yearling cattle averaged 1.5 miles of travel per day compared to 2.0 in moderate and heavily grazed pastures.