Nutritive value of chaparral for goats grazing in fuel-breaks
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
California Agriculture 36(5):12-14. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v036n05p12.
Goats, used for fuel-break maintenance in chaparral, browsed scrub oak most and manzanita least, choosing the most nutritive plant parts.
Ahmed E. Sidahmed, former Research Assistant, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, is now Postdoctoral Research Associate, Production Systems, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Nebraska; Steven R. Radosevich is Associate Professor of Botany, U.C., Davis; James G. Morris is Professor of Animal Science and Physiological Chemistry, U.C., Davis; Ling J. Koong is Research Leader, Production Systems, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Nebraska.
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.