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Cattle feeding trials with acorns and oak leaves indicate need for supplementing dry range forage

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Kenneth A. Wagnon, University of California, Davis.

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California Agriculture 14(11):10-12.

Published November 01, 1960

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The incidence of deformed calves—acorn calves—has decreased with the widening use of supplemental range feeding and improved breeding herd management. Some stockmen operating in oak areas in California have long considered that consumption of acorns by pregnant range cattle contributed to the birth of deformed calves, to loss of weight, abortions, and even death. Other stockmen have claimed acorns were not harmful but were good cattle feed.

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The above progress report is based on Research Project No. H-1005.

Cattle feeding trials with acorns and oak leaves indicate need for supplementing dry range forage

Kenneth A. Wagnon
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Cattle feeding trials with acorns and oak leaves indicate need for supplementing dry range forage

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Authors

Kenneth A. Wagnon, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

California Agriculture 14(11):10-12.

Published November 01, 1960

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

The incidence of deformed calves—acorn calves—has decreased with the widening use of supplemental range feeding and improved breeding herd management. Some stockmen operating in oak areas in California have long considered that consumption of acorns by pregnant range cattle contributed to the birth of deformed calves, to loss of weight, abortions, and even death. Other stockmen have claimed acorns were not harmful but were good cattle feed.

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Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

The above progress report is based on Research Project No. H-1005.


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