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Central Grasslands Research Extension Center (North Dakota) patch-burning and grazing management

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posted on 2024-04-19, 21:31 authored by Devan McgranahanDevan Mcgranahan, Kevin Sedivec

These data are the result of a four-year (2017-2020) study comparing rangeland forage and cattle responses across three grazing management practices in central North Dakota. In each season, cow-calf pairs grazed on n = 4 pastures for each grazing management practice: Patch burned, in which a 40-ac patch of 160-ac pastures were burned with prescribed fire each spring with no internal fences; Continuous, in which neither prescribed fire nor internal fences were used; and Rotational, in which 40-ac pastures were sub-divided into 4 paddocks each with no prescribed fire. The data were primarily managed by Megan Wanchuk in support of her Master's thesis:

Wanchuk, MR. 2022. Patch-Burning Improves Forage Nutritive Value and Livestock Performance over Rotational and Continuous Grazing Strategies (Master's Thesis, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota).

Funding

USDA-NIFA: 1009910

USDA-NIFA: 2018-67020-27856

History

Data contact name

McGranahan, Devan A

Data contact email

Devan.McGranahan@usda.gov

Publisher

Ag Data Commons

Intended use

Non-commercial research comparing beef cattle responses and forage nutritive value, mineral content, and overall abundance across grazing management practices in the Northern Great Plains.

Temporal Extent Start Date

2017-05-01

Temporal Extent End Date

2020-10-01

Frequency

  • monthly

Theme

  • Not specified

ISO Topic Category

  • environment
  • farming
  • biota

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

grasslands; North Dakota; patch burning; grazing management; rangelands; pastures; spring; fences; beef cattle; nutritive value; mineral content; Great Plains region

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:18 - Agricultural Research Service

OMB Program Code

  • 005:040 - National Research

ARS National Program Number

  • 215

Pending citation

  • Yes

Public Access Level

  • Public

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