Behavior, nutritional status and body weight changes of cattle grazing improved and unimproved semiarid range in southern New Mexico

TitleBehavior, nutritional status and body weight changes of cattle grazing improved and unimproved semiarid range in southern New Mexico
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication1982
AuthorsGuiao A
Number of Pages76
Date Published1982
UniversityNew Mexico State University
CityLas Cruces, New Mexico
Thesis TypeM.S. Thesispp
Call Number00513
Keywordscattle grazing, behavior, cattle, food habits, cattle, nutrition, cattle, productivity, dissertation, dissertations, nutrition,cattle, theses, thesis
AbstractPastures 2N and 2S of the Jornada Experimental Range were used to investigate behavior (travel and time budgets), nutritional status and body weight change of cattle. Pasture 2N served as a control while pasture 2S was aerially sprayed with 2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxy acetic acid at the rate of 227 g/hectare. This treatment allowed stocking rate to be increased in pasture 2S from 1.8 to 3.4 times more than that in pasture 2N.