Figure 1.

Proportion of time beef steers spent grazing forages in paddocks of alfalfa and tall fescue as adjacent monocultures. Within-forage means followed by the same lowercase letters are not different at P < 0.05.

 


Figure 2.

Proportion of time beef steers spent grazing forages in paddocks of alfalfa and tall fescue as adjacent monocultures when alfalfa was a novel forage (Novelty) and when steers had experience grazing both forages (Experience). Within treatment and forage, means followed by the same lowercase letters are not different at P < 0.05.

 


Figure 3.

Proportion of day beef steers spent grazing, ruminating, and idling when grazing paddocks of alfalfa and tall fescue as adjacent monocultures when alfalfa was a novel forage (Novelty) and when steers had experience grazing both forages (Experience). SEM: grazing = 1.0, ruminating = 1.9, idling = 1.5. Within-behavior means followed by the same lowercase letters are not different at P < 0.05.