Seasonal Forage Preferences of Grazing Cattle and Sheep in Western Oregon
AuthorBedell, T. E.
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CitationBedell, T. E. (1968). Seasonal Forage Preferences of Grazing Cattle and Sheep in Western Oregon. Journal of Range Management, 21(5), 291-297.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractOn perennial ryegrass-subclover and tall fescue-subclover forage mixtures, grazing cattle preferred grass to clover during the spring-summer period. Sheep selected a consistently high amount of subclover in both pasture mixtures during spring. In summer, sheep preferred tall fescue to subclover but on ryegrass-subclover pastures retained or increased dietary preferences for dry subclover over ryegrass. Light and heavy stocking induced no large differences in forage selection patterns for either cattle or sheep.