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dc.contributor.authorEllis, Chad R.
dc.contributor.authorJones, Royce E.
dc.contributor.authorScott, Cody B.
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Charles A.
dc.contributor.authorWalker, John W.
dc.contributor.authorWaldron, Dan F.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-05T21:19:36Z
dc.date.available2020-09-05T21:19:36Z
dc.date.issued2005-05-01
dc.identifier.citationEllis, C. R., Jones, R. E., Scott, C. B., Taylor Jr, C. A., Walker, J. W., & Waldron, D. F. (2005). Sire influence on juniper consumption by goats. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 58(3), 324-328.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2111/1551-5028(2005)58[324:SIOJCB]2.0.CO;2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/643271
dc.description.abstractGoats avoid eating redberry juniper (Juniperus pinchottii Sudw.) when other palatable forages are available but will increase intake of juniper when exposed to the plant for several days. Intake of redberry juniper also differs among breeds and individual goats. Selection based on foraging habits could further improve juniper intake. The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of sires on juniper consumption. Heritability of redberry juniper intake was assessed for 3 years (1997, 1998, 2000) by placing male Boer-Spanish cross goats from 4-8 sires (the number of sires differed among years) in individual pens and feeding juniper (200 g) daily for 2 hours over 5 to 10 days. Feeding juniper was done after weaning kid goats each year. Juniper intake was similar among sire groups within years. Heritability of juniper consumption was low (11%) across the 3 years of this study. Goats increased juniper intake daily while in individual pens. These results suggest that an acceptance of juniper by goats can be conditioned through exposure to the plant after weaning, and that juniper consumption does not appear to be a highly heritable trait.  
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectJuniperus
dc.subjectheritability
dc.subjectintake
dc.subjectfeedback
dc.subjectterpenoids
dc.titleSire Influence on Juniper Consumption by Goats
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalRangeland Ecology & Management
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Rangeland Ecology & Management archives are made available by the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform August 2020
dc.description.admin-noteLegacy DOIs that must be preserved: 10.2458/azu_rangelands_v58i3_scott
dc.source.volume58
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage324-328
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-05T21:19:39Z


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