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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1953. Department of Animal Husbandry.


Copyright 1953, the author. Used by permission.


The object of the series of studies summarized in this thesis was to obtain data on the use of cool and warm season grasses under a system of grazing that utilized each at the period of most luxuriant growth. The productivity of the grasses was measured by grazing yearling steers and heifers intensively on a bromegrass pasture during the period of its peak growth and then grazing part of the cattle on blue grama or buffalo grass pasture during the warmer summer months until the end of the grazing season. This system of grazing was carried on for a period of six years, 1943-1948. The production of forage was also measured by clipped quadrats within and outside the cages.

Advisor: Marvel L. Baker