Diet selection of cattle and bonded small ruminants grazing arid rangeland

TitleDiet selection of cattle and bonded small ruminants grazing arid rangeland
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsHulet, Clarence V., Anderson D.M., Nakamatsu V.B., Murray L.W., Pieper, Rex D.
JournalSheep Research Journal
Volume8
Pagination11-18
Date Published1992
Keywordsgoats, grazing behavior, liveweight, microhistological analysis, Mixed stocking, sheep
Abstract

Cattle, sheep and goats, when together on the same range are referred to as grazing in common, or as being managed under mixed grazing (Allen, 1991). Most mixed grazing schemes are designed to take advantage of dietary differences among livestock species. Grazing strategies involving more than one animal species should promote more uniform forage utilization and greater livestock production than is possible under single species grazing (Anderson et al., 1985).

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