Management of Cattle Behavior to Achieve Specific Goals: Use of Adapted Animals and Prescribed Grazing
Project Title: Management of Cattle Behavior to Achieve Specific Goals: Use of Adapted Animals and Prescribed Grazing
PI: Derek W. Bailey
Allen Torell (New Mexico State University)
Milt Thomas (Colorado State University)
Larry Howery (University of Arizona)
Juan Medrano (University of California, Davis)
New Mexico Agricultural Experiment Station
USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range
USDA-AFRI Managed Ecosystems
USDA Western SARE
Objectives of the Project:
A. Determine if experience affects its use of rough and/or extensive terrain in unfamiliar pastures
B. Evaluate the potential to target cattle grazing to improve wildlife habitat and manage fine fuels without the use of fences
C. Evaluate the grazing behavior of alternative cattle breeds in the Chihuahuan Desert for improvement of sustainability of forage resources and livestock adaptability
D. Determine the potential for grazing use of honey mesquite by livestock
E. Evaluate the degree that grazing distribution can be inherited
Duration: 2008 to present
Joyce, L.A., D.D. Briske, J.R. Brown, H.W. Polley, B.A. McCarl, and D.W. Bailey. (submitted). Climate change and North American rangelands: assessment of mitigation and adaptation strategies. Rangeland Ecology & Management
Polley, H.W., D.D. Briske, J.A. Morgan, K. Wolter, D.W. Bailey, and J.R. Brown. (submitted). Climate change and North American rangelands: Evidence, trends, and implications. Rangeland Ecology & Management
Probo, M., A. Massolo, M. Lonati, D. Bailey, A. Gorlier, L. Maurino, and G. Lombardi. 2013. Use of mineral mix supplements to modify the grazing patterns by cattle for the restoration of sub-alpine and alpine shrub-encroached grasslands. Rangeland Journal (in press).
Bailey, D. W. and M. Stephenson. 2013. Integrating stockmanship into rangeland management. Stockmanship Journal 2(1):1-12.
Russell, M.L., D.W. Bailey, M.G. Thomas, and B.K. Witmore. 2012. Grazing distribution and diet quality of Angus, Brangus and Brahman Cows in the Chihuahuan Desert. Rangeland Ecology & Management 65:371-381.
Mayagoitia-Gonzalez, P. E., D. W. Bailey, and R. E. Estell. 2012. Effect of supplementing activated charcoal on the intake of honey mesquite by lambs. Proceedings, Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science, Vol. 63.
Bailey, D.W. and J.R. Brown. 2011. Rotational grazing systems and livestock grazing behavior in shrub-dominated semi-arid and arid rangelands. Rangeland Ecology & Management 64:1-9.
Mohamed, A., J.L. Holechek, D.W. Bailey, C.L. Campbell, and M.N. DeMers. 2011. Mesquite encroachment impact on southern New Mexico Rangelands: A remote sensing and GIS approach. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 5, 053514 (2011), DOI:10.1117/1.3571040
Luna-Nevarez, P., D. W. Bailey, C. C. Bailey, D. VanLeeuwen, R. M. Enns, G. A. Silver, K. L. DeAtley, and M. G. Thomas. 2010. Growth characteristics, reproductive performance, and evaluation of their associative relationships in Brangus cattle managed in a Chihuahuan Desert production system. Journal of Animal Science 88:1891-1904.
Bailey, D.W., R. Al Tabini, B.L. Waldron, J.D. Libbin, K. Al-Khalidi, A. Alqadi, M. Al Oun, and K.B. Jensen. 2010. Potential of Kochia prostrata and perennial grasses for rangeland rehabilitation in Jordan. Rangeland Ecology & Management 63:707-711.
Bailey, D.W., M.G. Thomas, J.W. Walker, B.K. Witmore, and D. Tolleson. 2010. Effect of previous experience on grazing patterns and diet selection of Brangus cows in the Chihuahuan Desert. Rangeland Ecology & Management 63:223-232.