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Plant attributes that affect livestock selection and intake

Mayland, H.F. and Shewmaker, G.E. (1999) Plant attributes that affect livestock selection and intake. Station Bulletin No. 70. Idaho Forest, Wildlife and Range Experiment Station, University of Idaho, Moscow. 6 pp.

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Grazing animals depend on a variety of physical
and chemical cues when selecting which plants they will
eat. The soluble energy in the plant may serve as a primary
factor for selection. Management and plant breeding
strategies should use soluble carbohydrate levels as
likely indicators of animal grazing responses.

Item Type: Technical Bulletin
NWISRL Publication Number: 0983
Subjects: Animal > Feed preference
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:57
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2016 16:04
Item ID: 1104