Herbivore preference for afternoon- and morning-cut forages and adoption of cutting management strategies

PREFERENCIAS HERBIVORAS POR FORRAJES CORTADOS POR LA TARDE O POR LA MANANA Y LA ADOPCION DE ESTRATEGIAS DE MANEJO DE CORTES

Mayland, H.F. and Burns, J.C. and Fisher, D.S. and Shewmaker, G.E. and Carlstrom, R. and Cash, D.S. (2001) Herbivore preference for afternoon- and morning-cut forages and adoption of cutting management strategies. pp. 405-406. In: Proc. XIX International Grassland Congress. Brazil-São Paulo-Piracicaba, 2001/02/10-21.

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Abstract

Photosynthesizing forage plants accumulate total nonstructural carbohydrates (TNC) during daylight, but then TNC concentrations are reduced during the night. Afternoon-cut forage (PM) has greater TNC value and thus economic value, than morning-cut (AM). Livestock prefer PM-cut hay and this can be readily demonstrated by offering animals a choice of hays cut in PM and AM. Alfalfa growers in the western United States are readily adopting PM-cutting technology to increase profits.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
NWISRL Publication Number: 1055
Additional Information: ID No. 09-42
Subjects: Irrigated crops > Grass forage > Time-of-day harvest difference
Irrigated crops > Grass forage > Animal preference
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:56
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2016 17:16
Item ID: 944
URI: https://eprints.nwisrl.ars.usda.gov/id/eprint/944

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