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dc.contributor.authorHudson, R. J.
dc.contributor.authorNietfeld, M. T.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-24T04:15:22Z
dc.date.available2020-09-24T04:15:22Z
dc.date.issued1985-01-01
dc.identifier.citationHudson, R. J., & Nietfeld, M. T. (1985). Effect of forage depletion on the feeding rate of wapiti. Journal of Range Management, 38(1), 80-82.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/3899340
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/645629
dc.description.abstractWe evaluated forage intake rates of wapiti (Cervus elaphus nelsoni) during the depletion of a grass sward over a 7-day period. Bite sizes increased linearly with forage biomass and plant height within the range of our data. Maximum foraging rates of 45 cropping bites per minute declined exponentially at bite sizes greater than 0.2 g. Consumption rates increased asymptotically with forage biomass to a predicted asymptote of 17.6 g/min although the highest value observed was 12.6 g/min at a biomass of 2367 kg/ha. Average daily forage removals through grazing and trampling (not distinguished) were 9.5 kg per animal and did not decline as biomass was reduced from approximately 2,400 kg/ha to 800 kg/ha.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectfeeding habits
dc.subjectCervus elaphus
dc.subjectgrazing
dc.subjectforage
dc.titleEffect of Forage Depletion on the Feeding Rate of Wapiti
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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.
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dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.source.volume38
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage80-82
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