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Nutritive value of chaparral for goats grazing in fuel-breaks

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Ahmed E. Sidahmed, University of California
Steven R. Radosevich, U.C., Davis
James G. Morris, U.C., Davis
Ling J. Koong, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center

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California Agriculture 36(5):12-14.

Published May 01, 1982

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Spanish goats, used for fuel-break maintenance in chaparral after fire, browsed resprouting vegetation, selecting most nutritive plant parts. Goat with harness (right) is one of esophageal fistulated animals from which samples were collected daily. At far right is resprouting scrub oak and chamise at U.S. Hopland Field Station, Mendocino County; below, goats in test plot at Tragedy Springs, Cleveland National Forest, San Diego County.

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This research was partially supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experimental Station (Chaparral Research and Development Program), and Institute of Ecology, UCD (OPER-4791) research grant. The assistance of A. H. Murphy, Superintendent, Hopland Field Station and of John Bryan is acknowleged.

Nutritive value of chaparral for goats grazing in fuel-breaks

Ahmed E. Sidahmed, Steven R. Radosevich, James G. Morris, Ling J. Koong
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Nutritive value of chaparral for goats grazing in fuel-breaks

Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article
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Authors

Ahmed E. Sidahmed, University of California
Steven R. Radosevich, U.C., Davis
James G. Morris, U.C., Davis
Ling J. Koong, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center

Publication Information

California Agriculture 36(5):12-14.

Published May 01, 1982

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Spanish goats, used for fuel-break maintenance in chaparral after fire, browsed resprouting vegetation, selecting most nutritive plant parts. Goat with harness (right) is one of esophageal fistulated animals from which samples were collected daily. At far right is resprouting scrub oak and chamise at U.S. Hopland Field Station, Mendocino County; below, goats in test plot at Tragedy Springs, Cleveland National Forest, San Diego County.

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Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

This research was partially supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experimental Station (Chaparral Research and Development Program), and Institute of Ecology, UCD (OPER-4791) research grant. The assistance of A. H. Murphy, Superintendent, Hopland Field Station and of John Bryan is acknowleged.


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