Behavior of steers grazing monocultures and binary mixtures of alfalfa and tall fescue.

@article{Seman1999BehaviorOS,
  title={Behavior of steers grazing monocultures and binary mixtures of alfalfa and tall fescue.},
  author={D. H. Seman and John A. Stuedemann and Nicholas S. Hill},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1999},
  volume={77 6},
  pages={1402-11}
}
Spectral analysis was used to relate dietary quality and herbage species to the behavior of grazing steers. Four .3-ha paddocks were established with either 'AU-Triumph' tall fescue (F; Festuca arundinacea Schreb.), 'Apollo' alfalfa (A; Medicago sativa L.), 1/3 fescue and 2/3 alfalfa (2/3A), or 2/3 fescue and 1/3 alfalfa (1/3A). Each paddock was stocked with 10 to 16 steers and defoliated in 5 d. Three steers on each paddock carried vibracorders to monitor grazing time. Daily forage samples… CONTINUE READING