Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHaferkamp, M. R.
dc.contributor.authorMacNeil, M. D.
dc.contributor.authorGrings, E. E.
dc.contributor.authorKlement, K. D.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-18T03:35:40Z
dc.date.available2020-09-18T03:35:40Z
dc.date.issued2005-09-01
dc.identifier.citationHaferkamp, M. R., MacNeil, M. D., Grings, E. E., & Klement, K. D. (2005). Heifer production on rangeland and seeded forages in the northern Great Plains. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 58(5), 495-504.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2111/05-005R1.1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/643370
dc.description.abstractIntegrating use of seeded perennial cool-season grass pastures with native rangeland can increase available forage and provide a high plane of nutrition for grazing livestock. Our objective was to compare performance of yearling beef heifers grazing native rangeland with those grazing an integrated system that included seeded forages. Twice-replicated, 3-ha pastures seeded to either ‘Rosana’ western wheatgrass (Pascopyron smithii [Rydb.] A. Love), ‘Luna’ pubescent wheatgrass (Elytrigia intermedia [Host] Nevski), or ‘Hycrest’ crested wheatgrass (Agropyron cristatum [L.] Gaertn. ssp. desertorum [Fisch. ex Link] A. Love) were grazed in spring, whereas twice-replicated, 3.24-ha pastures seeded to either ‘Alkar’ tall wheatgrass (Thinopyrum ponticum [Podp.] ZW Liu RC Wang), ‘NewHy’ hybrid wheatgrass (Elymus hoffmannii KB Jensen KH Asay), ‘Bozoisky’ Russian wildrye (Psathyrostachys juncea [Fisch.] Nevski.), or ‘Prairieland’ Altai wildrye (Leymus angustus [Trin.] Pilger) were grazed in autumn. Native rangeland was grazed during summer in the integrated system and spring, summer, and autumn in the rangeland treatment. Heifers exhibited greater weight gains on seeded pastures than on native rangeland in spring and autumn of most years. In 2 out of 3 years, heifers that grazed native rangeland during spring gained more (P = 0.012 for gain head-1 and P = 0.021 for gain head-1 day-1) while grazing native rangeland during summer than heifers that grazed seeded pastures in spring. Spring + summer gains averaged (mean +/- SE) 0.56 +/- 0.01 kg head-1 d-1 and 73.1 +/- 1.6 kg head-1. Livestock managers need to consider their livestock marketing and management strategies when using seeded pastures for seasonal grazing.  
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectAlkar
dc.subjectBozoisky
dc.subjectHycrest
dc.subjectLuna
dc.subjectNewHy
dc.subjectprairieland
dc.subjectRosana
dc.subjectnative rangelands
dc.subjectcrude protein
dc.subjectdigestability
dc.subjectstanding crop
dc.titleHeifer Production on Rangeland and Seeded Forages in the Northern Great Plains
dc.typetext
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_v58i5_macneil
dc.source.volume58
dc.source.issue5
dc.source.beginpage495-504
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-18T03:35:42Z


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Name:
19112-31872-1-PB.pdf
Size:
190.4Kb
Format:
PDF

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record