Salt and Meal-Salt Help Distribute Cattle Use on Semidesert Range
CitationMartin, S. C., & Ward, D. E. (1973). Salt and meal-salt help distribute cattle use on semidesert range. Journal of Range Management, 26(2), 94-97.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractCows on semidesert grass-shrub range ate less than 1/2 lb/day of 3:1 meal-salt mix when it was fed 1 to 2 1/2 miles from water. No injury to cattle due to either inadequate or excessive salt intake was observed. Compared to feeding at water, placing salt or meal-salt 1 to 2 1/2 miles from water increased average utilization of perennial grasses where use was usually light, but it did not materially decrease use near water.