Effect of protein supplementation on performance, water intake and travel of beef cattle grazing semidesert rangeland in South-central New Mexico

TitleEffect of protein supplementation on performance, water intake and travel of beef cattle grazing semidesert rangeland in South-central New Mexico
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication1988
AuthorsRouda RRabih
Number of Pages136
Date Published1988
UniversityNew Mexico State University
CityLas Cruces, N.M.
Thesis TypePh.D. Dissertationpp
Call Number00276
Keywordscattle grazing,behavior, cattle,behavior, cattle,protein supplementation, cattle,water intake, dissertation, dissertations, grazing management, theses, thesis
AbstractTrials were conducted in 1986 to study the effect of supplementing cows with 41% crude protein (CP) cottonseed pellets on their subsequent liveweight change, calf liveweight change, fecal botanical composition, daily water consumption and travel in cows grazing semidesert rangeland between 16 April and 18 August. Effects of physiological status (lactating vs. non-lactating) were also considered.