Intake of salt cedar by two different breeds of sheep

dc.contributor.advisorCody B. Scott
dc.contributor.authorBorroum, Zachary Bryan
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMichael W. Salisbury
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGil R. Engdahl
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMonica Koenigsberg
dc.contributor.otherAngelo State University. Department of Agriculture.
dc.creatorBorroum, Zachary Bryan
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-18T20:22:53Z
dc.date.available2013-01-18T20:22:53Z
dc.date.issued2012-12-15
dc.date.submitted2013-01-18
dc.description.abstractSalt cedar encroachment is of great concern in the western portion of the United States. Control attempts have been made with leaf beetles and herbicides in the past, but none yet have been found to be completely successful. The goal of this experiment was to determine if two breeds of sheep would consume salt cedar. Twelve Rambouillet and twelve Suffolks, along with ten Boer goats were penned for approximately one month and fed a basal ration for maintenance and growth, along with fresh salt cedar. Salt cedar intake was measured daily and body weights were taken approximately every week. Initially, intake was low, but after 2 days, consumption levels consistently increased. There was no difference between breeds of sheep, but sheep did eat more salt cedar than goats. Other than the first weigh period, animal weights consistently increased throughout the experiment.
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/30025
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectsalt cedar
dc.subjectRambouillet
dc.subjectSuffolks
dc.subjectBoer goats
dc.subjectconsumption
dc.subjectsheep
dc.subjectgoats
dc.titleIntake of salt cedar by two different breeds of sheep
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dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.departmentAgriculture
thesis.degree.disciplineAnimal Science
thesis.degree.grantorAngelo State University
thesis.degree.levelMaster
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science

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