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Determining animal preference for grasses: Methods and error analysis

Shewmaker, Glenn E. and Mayland, Henry F. and Hansen, Susie B. (1995) Determining animal preference for grasses: Methods and error analysis. p. 508. In: West, N.E. (ed.) Proc. V Intl. Rangeland Con. Vol. 1. USA-UT-Salt Lake City, 1995/07/23-28. Soc. Range Manage., Denver.

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Grazing preference of 8 tall fescues was evaluated by 1) clipping and weighing forage before and after grazing (CW), 2) a
selection ratio (SR), and 3) preference scores (PS). The coefficients of variation were 96, 52, and 20% for SR, CW, and PS
methods, respectively. The ranking of preference was similar for CW, SR, and PS methods. The PS method was done in 6% of the
time and with less error than CW and SR, used the entire row, and was nondestructive.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
NWISRL Publication Number: 0902
Subjects: Animal > Feed preference
Irrigated crops > Grass forage > Animal preference
Research methodology
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2008 20:36
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2016 23:00
Item ID: 923