Drought Effects on Diet and Weight Gains of Yearling Heifers in Northeastern Oregon

@article{Holechek1983DroughtEO,
  title={Drought Effects on Diet and Weight Gains of Yearling Heifers in Northeastern Oregon},
  author={Jerry Lee Holechek and Martin Vavra},
  journal={Journal of Range Management},
  year={1983},
  volume={36},
  pages={227}
}
Daily weight grins and diets of cattle were evaluated during a year with average precipitation and in a drought year on mountain range in northeastern Oregon. Forage intake was evaluated only in the drought year. Esophageally flstulated heifers were used to sample diet quality and botanical composition. Botanical composition of cattle diets was different (K.05) in the late spring and early summer between years. When green grass and forbs were not available, browse was heavily utilized… 

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