Utilization of standing crop by cattle under seasonal short duration grazing and seasonal continuous grazing on a semidesert tobosa rangeland

TitleUtilization of standing crop by cattle under seasonal short duration grazing and seasonal continuous grazing on a semidesert tobosa rangeland
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication1982
AuthorsTadingar T
Number of Pages128
Date Published1982
UniversityNew Mexico State University
CityLas Cruces, New Mexico
Thesis TypeM.S. Thesispp
Call Number00333
Keywordscattle grazing,Hilaria utilization, dissertation, dissertations, grassland,cattle utilization, Hilaria,cattle utilization, management,cattle grazing, theses, thesis
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to compare and contrast a seasonal short duration grazing (SDG) treatment, using a ten-paddock cell grazed in sequence by a single herd, and a seasonal continuous grazing treatment. A homogeneous tobosa (Hilaria mutica) range located on the Jornada Experimental Range in southern New Mexico was managed under these methods during the 1980 and 1981 grazing seasons. The SDG paddock had significantly higher tobosa composition compared to the continuous paddock during both years (P