Poor distribution of livestock use over a range is a common limitation to proper and optimum use of many ranges. When the range is a common limitation to proper and optimum use of many ranges. When the range as a whole is properly used, livestock typically overuse those areas that are especially attractive to them. Use of conventional distribution tools are sometimes inappropriate or ineffective in correcting livestock distribution problems. This study evaluated a commercially available big game repellent for deterring yearling steer use of preferred grazing areas.
Repellent sprayed areas had fewer cow chips (P<.10) 1 week following application on subirrigated range sites but not on silty range sites. In general, treatment did not deter occupation of yearling steers on preferred grazing areas around potholes.
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South Dakota State University
Engle, D. M. and Schimmel, J. G., "Repellent Effects on Distribution of Steers on Native Range" (1982). South Dakota Cow-Calf Field Day Proceedings, 1982. 12.