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dc.contributor.authorRaguse, C. A.
dc.contributor.authorMorris, J. G.
dc.contributor.authorLandry, V. N.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-24T02:50:27Z
dc.date.available2020-09-24T02:50:27Z
dc.date.issued1989-09-01
dc.identifier.citationRaguse, C. A., Morris, J. G., & Landry, V. N. (1989). Correlation of steer average daily gain with diet quality and forage phenology in an improved annual grassland. Journal of Range Management, 42(5), 415-420.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/3899552
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/644993
dc.description.abstractManagement of legume-improved annual range forage is made difficult by the rapid declines in nutritive quality and animal gains as the plants mature. An improved ability to predict occurrence of the critical spring grazing period (CSGP) when these declines begin would help in making livestock management decisions. Objectives of this study were to construct a model to describe seasonal changes in steer average daily gain (ADG); to observe changes in nitrogen concentration ([N]) and in vitro organic matter digestibility (IVOMD) related to time of season and ADG; and to relate the phenological progress of maturation of rose clover (Trifolium hirtum L.) to ADG, [N], and IVOMD. Data from 5 years of a grazing experiment were used to construct the ADG model, which consisted of 3 season-related zones which were described by a series of linear and quadratic function. Data for [N] md IVOMD from 2 spring seasons of sampling with esophageally fistulated steers, and from 1 season of hand-cut sampling of rose clover and other plant species from annual range were related to the CSGP. Nitrogen content of the forage was a more useful predictor of rapid ADG change during the CSGP than was IVOMD. The CSGP midpoint coincided with an approximately 0.5:0.5 mixture of 2 well-defined maturation stages of rose clover.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectTrifolium hirtum
dc.subjectliveweight gain
dc.subjectsteers
dc.subjectCalifornia
dc.subjectapplication rates
dc.subjectfertilizer
dc.titleCorrelation of steer average daily gain with diet quality and forage phenology in an improved annual grassland
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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.volume42
dc.source.issue5
dc.source.beginpage415-420
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-24T02:50:27Z


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