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dc.contributor.authorWelch, B. L.
dc.contributor.authorMcArthur, E. D.
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez, R. L.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-24T03:48:08Z
dc.date.available2020-09-24T03:48:08Z
dc.date.issued1987-03-01
dc.identifier.citationWelch, B. L., McArthur, E. D., & Rodriguez, R. L. (1987). Variation in utilization of big sagebrush accessions by wintering sheep. Journal of Range Management, 40(2), 113-115.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/3899199
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/645416
dc.description.abstractWe observed the effects of accessions of big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on big sagebrush utilization by wintering domestic sheep. The sheep had continuous access to high quality alfalfa hay and were fed 0.28 kg of rolled barley per head per day. Utilization was expressed as a percent of the current year's vegetative growth consumed by the sheep and also as grams of dry matter eaten per stem. Utilization of accessions varied from 0 to 98% over 3 sites and from 0 to 7.112 g of dry matter per stem. The sheep tended to remove significant (60 to 70%) amounts of current growth from the more preferred accessions before removing even small (15%) amounts of less preferred accessions. If this is typical grazing behavior, preferred big sagebrush plants may be lost in areas subject to repeated grazing.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectgenotype
dc.subjectwinter
dc.subjectArtemisia tridentata
dc.subjectsheep
dc.subjectgrazing behavior
dc.subjectUtah
dc.subjectgrazing
dc.subjectfeeding preferences
dc.titleVariation in Utilization of Big Sagebrush Accessions by Wintering Sheep
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
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dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.source.volume40
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage113-115
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-24T03:48:08Z


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