Technical Notes: Evaluation of dietary preference with a multiple latin square design
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CitationBorman, M. M., Adams, D. C., Knapp, B. W., & Haferkamp, M. R. (1991). Technical notes: Evaluation of dietary preference with a multiple latin square design. Journal of Range Management, 44(3), 295-296.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractA sequential multiple latin square experimental design was evaluated as a tool for establishing dietary preference rankings. Dietary preference of 4 grasses was determined by a series of four 4 X 4 latin squares where rows were 4 days within a pen, columns were 4 locations of a grass within a pen, and treatments were 4 grasses. Each square (i.e., pen) utilized 1 lamb. Following the completion of trial 1, the most preferred grass was withdrawn and the 3 remaining grasses were further studied with a series of four 3 X 3 latin squares. This procedure was found to be a resource efficient and effective tool for preference ranking.