PBG06 Cattle grazing and cattle performance in the Patch-Burn Grazing experiment at Konza Prairie

Summary

Short name: 

PBG06

Abstract: 

PBG datasets are associated with a long-term, large-scale study that is addressing the effects of fire-grazing interactions in the context of a Patch-Burn Grazing management system designed to promote grassland heterogeneity. Effects of patch-burn grazing management on plant and animal diversity and the nature and variety of wildlife habitat are being assessed in two replicate management units, each consisting of three pastures (watersheds) designated C03A/C03B/C03C and C3SA/C3SB/C3SC. In each patch-burn grazing unit, one watershed is burned and two that are left unburned in a given year. The burning treatments are rotated annually so that each pasture is burned every third year. Each patch-burn grazing unit is paired with an annually-burned pasture for comparison with traditional grazing systems (C01A and C1SB). All grazing units are stocked with cow/calf pairs from approximately 1 May until 1 Oct at a stocking density equal to 3.2 ha per cow/calf. To examine the impact of patch burning and grazing in all 8 units, we monitor changes in plant species composition, residual biomass, grassland bird populations, insect populations, small mammal populations, soil nutrients, and stream water quality1 (1C3SA/C3SB/C3SC unit only). The KSU Department of Animal Science monitors cattle performance, including weight gain and body condition to assess the economic feasibility of using patch-burn management on a widespread basis.

This data set focuses on monitoring (1) the dynamics of cattle grazing on each of two sets of three pastures burned each year on a rotating basis and (2) cattle performance including cow weight gain, body condition, and reproductive performance and calf weight gains.

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Citation Suggestion: 

Olson, K. . 2019. PBG06 Cattle grazing and cattle performance in the Patch-Burn Grazing experiment at Konza Prairie . Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/6cce923ed46a0ae22f034f7b1acc9636.

Data set ID: 

120

EML revision ID: 

1

Data sources: 

Variables: 

DataCode
  • Label:
  • Definition: Dataset code
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RecType
  • Label:
  • Definition: Record type
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
RecYear
  • Label:
  • Definition: Year of record
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: Year (YYYY)
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
Pasture
  • Label:
  • Definition: Pasture location (North Konza, South Konza, Shane Creek, Texas Hog)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Treatment
  • Label:
  • Definition: Burning treatment (Annual, Patch)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Class
  • Label:
  • Definition: Class category (Bull, Cow, Calf)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Number
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of cattle
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: number
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • . = Missing or Not Measured
OnDate
  • Label:
  • Definition: OnDate
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD
  • Missing values:
    • 0000-00-00 = Missing or Not Measured
OffDate
  • Label:
  • Definition: Offdate
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY
  • Missing values:
    • 0000-00-00 = Missing or Not Measured
Comments
  • Label:
  • Definition: Comments for the data
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

Variables: 

DataCode
  • Label:
  • Definition: Dataset code
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RecType
  • Label:
  • Definition: Record type
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: number
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
RecYear
  • Label:
  • Definition: Year of record
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: Year (YYYY)
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
CowID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Cow tag
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Pasture
  • Label:
  • Definition: Pasture location (North Konza, South Konza, Shane Creek, Texas Hog)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Treatment
  • Label:
  • Definition: Burning treatment (Annual, Patch)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Class
  • Label:
  • Definition: Class category (Bull, Cow, Calf)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Date
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date of weight measured
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD
  • Missing values: None specified
Type
  • Label:
  • Definition: Birth type
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Weight
  • Label:
  • Definition: Cow weight
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: pound
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • . = Missing or Not Measured
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
BCS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Body condition scores
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: number
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing value
Comments
  • Label:
  • Definition: Comments for the data
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

Variables: 

DataCode
  • Label:
  • Definition: Dataset code
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RecType
  • Label:
  • Definition: Record type
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
RecYear
  • Label:
  • Definition: Year of record
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: Year (YYYY)
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
CowID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Cow tag
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Pasture
  • Label:
  • Definition: Pasture location (North Konza, South Konza, Shane Creek, Texas Hog)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Parity
  • Label:
  • Definition: Parity class
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: number
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • . = Missing or Not Measured
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
HideColor
  • Label:
  • Definition: Hide Color
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CalvingDate
  • Label:
  • Definition: Calving Date
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD
  • Missing values:
    • . = Missing or Not Measured
CalfID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Calf tag ID
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Aipregnancy
  • Label:
  • Definition: AI Pregnancy
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • . = Missing or Not Measured
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
FinalPregnancy
  • Label:
  • Definition: Final Pregnancy
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • . = Missing or Not Measured
Comments
  • Label:
  • Definition: Comments for the data
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

Variables: 

DataCode
  • Label:
  • Definition: Dataset code
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RecType
  • Label:
  • Definition: Record type
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
RecYear
  • Label:
  • Definition: Year of record
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: Year (YYYY)
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
CalfID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Calf ID
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Sex
  • Label:
  • Definition: Calf sex
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Pasture
  • Label:
  • Definition: Pasture location (North Konza, South Konza, Shane Creek, Texas Hog)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DamID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Dam ID = Cow ID
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
HideColor
  • Label:
  • Definition: Hide Color
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
BirthDate
  • Label:
  • Definition: Calf birth date
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD
  • Missing values:
    • . = Missing or Not Measured
Comments
  • Label:
  • Definition: Comments for the data
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

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Dates

Date Range: 

Friday, January 1, 2010 to Monday, December 31, 2018

Publication Date: 

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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