Palatability or animal acceptance of selection WW B. Dahl is similar to that of WW-Iron Master, Plains, WW-Spar, and Caucasian bluestem based on free choice by stocker steers.

 

Table 10. Percent consumption of available forage of five Old World bluestems by yearling steer at Woodward, OK. During 1979-81.

 

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Old World Bluestems

 

Year Date WW-B.Dahl WW-Iron Master Plains WW-Spar Caucasian

 

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1979 6/11 81a 83a 72ab 59b 64b

 

8/20 53a 70a 65a 70a 48a

 

1980 6/23 74a 74a 68a 68a 43b

 

12/30 62a 59a 74a 74a 76a

 

1981 6/09 58b 74a 51b 66a 84a

 

7/14 83a 84a 82a 64b 83a

 

Average 68a 74a 69a 67a 66a

 

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Percent consumption = (Ungrazed forage庸orage remaining after free choice grazing) + ungrazed forage. Data from paired ungrazed and grazed plots.

 

Values within a date no followed by a common letter are significantly different (P<.05).

For more information you can visit Texas Tech Web Site at

www.orgs.ttu.edu/forageresearch/

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Email: silvercreekfarm@nts-online.net

 

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