The influence of stocking rates on animalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s performance and forage selectivity through co-grazing of sheep and goats within pastures that contain various species of grasses and forbs was examined at the E (Kika) de la Garza American Institute for Goat Research of Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma (35Ã‹Å¡ 94Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ N; 97Ã‹Å¡ 25Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ W). Nine pastures were randomly assigned to three different stocking rates (low-4, moderate-6, and high-8). Pastures were divided into four paddocks that were grazed over two, two week periods with 6 weeks of regrowth between grazing periods. Pre- and post-grazing forage production and cover were measured. Fecal grab samples were collected to determine animal preferential diet selectivity.
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