TitleWolfy forage: Its effect on cattle distribution and diet quality
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsGanskopp, DC, Bohnert, DW
JournalEastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center. Range Field Day Report
Keywordsbeef cattle, diet quality, wolfy forage

Among bunchgrasses, wolfy plants are clumps that have accumulations of both current and previous years' herbage. There are nutritional disadvantages to foraging on wolfy grasses and both cattle and wildlife will avoid grazing these plants. The objective of this study was to determine whether wolfy forage affected livestock distribution and forage utilization at landscape scales. By using cattle equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) collars we found that foraging cattle avoided wolfy sections of pastures and favored areas supporting

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