Gulf cordgrass and seacoast bluestem are dominant native warm season grasses in the Texas Coastal Prairies and Marshes ecoregion. Mature Gulf cordgrass nutritive value is considered poor for grazing animals, while seacoast bluestem nutritive value is considered fair to good in spring and early summer. We compared season of burn effects on crude protein and neutral detergent fiber of these grasses.
Behavior of Wild Pigs toward Conspecific Carcasses: Implications for Disease Transmission in a Hot, Semiarid Climate
Wild pigs (Sus scrofa) are a prolific, invasive species in the United States of America and act as vectors for many pathogens including African swine fever (ASF). As wild pigs are considered a serious threat in the transmission of ASF, understanding their behavior is imperative when considering the transmission of ASF. We placed camera traps at a sample of wild pig carcasses dispatched during four aerial shooting events between November, 2020, and June, 2022, at East Foundation’s San Antonio Viejo Ranch, South Texas.
This is a listing of East Foundation’s 2022 Presentations and Publications. Our goal is to understand and improve the productivity of native rangelands for both wildlife conservation and livestock production. Working with our partners, we conduct research on our lands to generate science-based solutions that help ranchers conserve wildlife habitats while sustaining livestock production. These presentations and publications are just some of the ways we showcase our work to achieve these goals.