Utilization of Northern Utah Summer Range Plants by Sheep

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Measuring the utilization of range forage by grazing livestock and determining the species composing their diet have long been foremost technical problems among range managers. Here is an entirely new approach to this problem and one which appears to hold great promise as an index to foraging habits of livestock. This paper reports species utilization and diet of sheep on a typical western mountain range and shows sheep to be much more selective in their foraging habits that previously supposed.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Animal Hnsbandry, Utah Agricultural Experiment Station, Logan, Utah.

Publication date: June 1, 1948

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