Behavior of beef cows grazing topographically rugged native range is influenced by mineral delivery system

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dc.contributor.author Sproul, N.A.
dc.contributor.author Bolte, J.W.
dc.contributor.author Linden, D.R.
dc.contributor.author Kreikemeier, R.A.
dc.contributor.author Pacheco, L.A.
dc.contributor.author Thomas, M.D.
dc.contributor.author Higgins, James J.
dc.contributor.author Olson, K. C.
dc.contributor.author Drouillard, James S.
dc.contributor.author Jaeger, John R.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-10T17:15:24Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-10T17:15:24Z
dc.date.issued 2009-12-10T17:15:24Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/2272
dc.description.abstract Poor grazing distribution is a major problem on rangelands of the western United States. Grazing animals tend to congregate in areas near water, shade, and level terrain. These areas typically become overgrazed, while less preferred areas of pasture remain undergrazed. Solutions to localized overgrazing include cross-fencing and water development; however, most land managers are unwilling to bear the expense associated with these strategies. Most types of supplements, including mineral supplements, have potential to lure cattle into under-utilized areas of range and pasture. Cows spend up to 40% of their time within 650 yards of self-fed supplements, but relationships between terrain use, mineral supplement delivery method, and mineral supplement consumption remain unclear. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 2008 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 08-212-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 995 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Cattle en_US
dc.subject Grazing solutions en_US
dc.subject Mineral Supplements en_US
dc.title Behavior of beef cows grazing topographically rugged native range is influenced by mineral delivery system en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2008 en_US
dc.citation.epage 48 en_US
dc.citation.spage 45 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2008, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 7, 2008 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid kcolson en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jdrouill en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jrjaeger en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid bolte2 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mdthomas en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid higgins en_US

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