News and Updates

Research shows protein on U.S. native grasslands in decline 

TEMPLE – There is an alarming trend on America’s rangelands due to grazing and changing climate, and it’s already costing producers almost $2 billion annually, according to recently published work by a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist in Temple.

Dr. Jay Angerer, an AgriLife Research rangeland ecologist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Temple, recently co-published “Long-term declines in dietary nutritional quality for North American cattle” in Environmental Research Letters with Dr. Joseph Craine, of Jonah Ventures, Manhattan, Kansas, and Dr. Andrew Elmore, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Frostburg, Maryland. Their research outlines the falling dietary value of forages on unimproved native rangelands in the U.S. over the past two decades due to nutrient losses associated with grazing and changing climate.

Click this link to keep reading this story: Research shows protein on U.S. native grasslands in decline – AgriLife Today

Comments are closed.