Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorUresk, D. W.
dc.contributor.authorRickard, W. H.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-26T20:16:03Z
dc.date.available2020-09-26T20:16:03Z
dc.date.issued1976-11-01
dc.identifier.citationUresk, D. W., & Rickard, W. H. (1976). Diets of steers on a shrub-steppe rangeland in south-central Washington. Journal of Range Management, 29(6), 464-466.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/3897250
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/646862
dc.description.abstractBotanical composition of steers' diets on a shrub-steppe rangeland in south-central Washington was examined by inspection of finely ground fecal samples viewed through a microscope. Four species, Cusick bluegrass, Thurber needlegrass, hawksbeard and bluebunch wheatgrass, comprised 92% of the total diet. Grasses accounted for 73% of the diet and forbs and half shrubs contributed 26%. Botanical composition of the diets changed throughout the spring grazing season with changing availability and maturation of herbage. Preference indices in decreasing order were: Cusick bluegrass > Thurber needlegrass > hawksbeard > bluebunch wheatgrass, but bluebunch wheatgrass was the most abundant species in the pasture. The second most abundant grass, Sandberg bluegrass, was not selected by steers.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectWashington
dc.titleDiets of Steers on a Shrub-Steppe Rangeland in South-Central Washington
dc.typetext
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.volume29
dc.source.issue6
dc.source.beginpage464-466
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-26T20:16:03Z


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Name:
6647-6526-1-PB.pdf
Size:
826.5Kb
Format:
PDF

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record