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Activities and Grazing Habits of Sheep on Summer Ranges

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A study of sheep management was conducted during three summer grazing seasons on national forest range in western Colorado. During this study the grazing habits and activities of individual range sheep were closely observed, the influence of management or herding practices on the daily activities of sheep was determined, and forage preferences exhibited by ewes and lambs were established. From these observations several practical suggestions for handling sheep on summer range have been developed and are presented in this article.

Document Type: Journal Article

Publication date: April 1, 1943

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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