Cattle diets on semidesert grassland

TitleCattle diets on semidesert grassland
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication1973
AuthorsRosiere RE
Number of Pages139
Date Published1973
UniversityNew Mexico State University
CityLas Cruces, New Mexico
Thesis TypeM.S. Thesispp
Call Number00273
Keywordscattle grazing,diet, cattle management, cattle, esophageal-fistulated, cattle, nutrition, cattle,diet, diet,cattle, dissertation, dissertations, theses, thesis
AbstractBotanical and nutritive composition of cattle diets on semidesert grassland was evaluated. Four esophageal-fistulated steers were used to collect forage during five seasons. The study was conducted on three seasonal suitability pastures and one year-long use pasture in southern New Mexico. It was found that excessive numbers of steers would be needed to adequately sample for dietary lignin. Sampling for other nutrient components and digestibility required six to eight steers.