An Economic and Nutritional Evaluation of Pricklypear as an Emergency Forage Supplement

Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Title An Economic and Nutritional Evaluation of Pricklypear as an Emergency Forage Supplement
 
Creator Correa, Armando
Nixon, Donald M.
Russel, Charles
 
Subject pricklypear; supplementation
 
Description This investigative research centered on the comparison of supplemental feeding of pricklypear as opposed to conventional hay feeding during drought conditions. Nutritive values of four commonly used supplemental hays were compared to those of pricklypear. Costs of supplementing pricklypear in relation to fuel consumption, protein supplementation, and maintenance of machinery were obtained from ranchers throughout South Texas who have fed pear to their range cattle in the past. Pricklypear supplementation was found to be a rather inexpensive means of feeding and maintaining range cattle during drought conditions up to 60% less than typical hay feeding programs. This was regardless of weather conditions and month of the year. Pricklypear was found to have extremely low nutritive values as compared to the hay varieties studied.
 
Publisher Agricultural Consortium of Texas
 
Contributor
 
Date 2016-12-16
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://txjanr.agintexas.org/index.php/txjanr/article/view/332
 
Source Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Vol 1 (1987); 41-44
0891-5466
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://txjanr.agintexas.org/index.php/txjanr/article/view/332/304
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources
 

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