Cattle, Browse, and Range Health Cattle in South Texas eat some browse, but what are the nutritional and ecological consequences when heavy browse use occurs? Academic Article uri icon


  • Heavy browse use does not benefit both the cattle and the range health. Thus, a study was done to determine two matters. First is to know the ability of South Texas browse if they can meet the nutritional requirements of growing beef steers and mature dry and lactating beef cows. Second aspect is to where will the cattle shift in browsing grass standing crop levels. Other topics discussed include the collection of supporting data, the analysis of nutritional potential, the declination of the forage quality and intake, browse decreased which brings potential for steer gain and cow maintenance, the browse characteristics hinder cattle use, and finally, the incompatibility of range health and browse use.

published proceedings

  • Rangelands

author list (cited authors)

  • Lyons, R. K., & Stuth, J. W.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Lyons, Robert K||Stuth, Jerry W

publication date

  • December 2007