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dc.contributor.authorHepworth, K. W.
dc.contributor.authorTest, P. S.
dc.contributor.authorHart, R. H.
dc.contributor.authorWaggoner, J. W.
dc.contributor.authorSmith, M. A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-24T02:08:47Z
dc.date.available2020-09-24T02:08:47Z
dc.date.issued1991-05-01
dc.identifier.citationHepworth, K. W., Test, P. S., Hart, R. H., Waggoner, J. W., & Smith, M. A. (1991). Grazing systems, stocking rates, and cattle behavior in southeastern Wyoming. Journal of Range Management, 44(3), 259-262.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/4002954
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/644722
dc.description.abstractGrazing systems and stocking rates are used to influence livestock grazing behavior with the intent of improving livestock and vegetation performance. In 1982, a study was initiated to determine effects of continuous, rotationally deferred, and short-duration rotation grazing and moderate and heavy stocking rates on steer gains, range vegetation, and distance traveled by and activity patterns of steers. Steers were observed from dawn to dark on 12 dates during 1983, 1984, and 1985, and activity recorded every 15 minutes. Eight steers per treatment (system X stocking rate combination) per date were observed in 1983 and 1984, and 10 per treatment in 1985. In 1984 and 1985, map locations of all steers were recorded at the same times as activity, and distance traveled summed from distances between successive map locations. In 1984, activity of 3 steers per treatment was electronically monitored during darkness. Steers grazed approximately 8.6 hr per day during daylight and 1.6 hr during darkness. Steers grazed an average of 8.9 hr/day during daylight under moderate vs 8.1 hr under heavy stocking, but stocking rate interacted with date in 1984 and grazing system in 1985. Steers traveled farther under continuous than under short-duration rotation grazing at both stocking rates in 1984, but only at the high stocking rate in 1985. Steers had to travel farther to water in the continuous pastures, and may have had to cover a greater area in an effort to select a more desirable diet, particularly under heavy stocking. These differences were not reflected in differences in gain among stocking rates or grazing systems.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectnight grazing
dc.subjectshort-duration grazing
dc.subjectgrazing time
dc.subjectdistance travelled
dc.subjectliveweight gain
dc.subjectcontinuous grazing
dc.subjectgrazing trials
dc.subjectstocking rate
dc.subjectrotational grazing
dc.subjectsteers
dc.subjectWyoming
dc.subjectgrazing intensity
dc.subjectgrazing behavior
dc.subjectgrazing
dc.subjectbeef cattle
dc.titleGrazing systems, stocking rates, and cattle behavior in southeastern Wyoming
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
dc.description.noteThis material was digitized as part of a cooperative project between the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries.
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Journal of Range 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.source.volume44
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage259-262
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-24T02:08:47Z


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