Forage intake by cattle grazing blue grama rangeland

Wallace, J.D.; Cordova, F.J.

Journal of Animal Science 51(Suppl 1): 251


ISSN/ISBN: 0021-8812
Accession: 000891569

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In trials with Hereford steers grazing blue grama rangeland given no fertilizer or 36 kg N/ha, av. daily OM intake decreased with advancing plant maturity in both treatments. N fertilization did not increase OM intake except during the latter part of the growing season. During dormancy, OM intake was slightly higher on unfertilized range probably because N fertilization increased stem growth preferentially.