The value of dry bluestem pasture and a comparison of supplements for heifer calves in a wintering, grazing, and fattening program.

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dc.contributor.author Smith, E.F.
dc.contributor.author Koch, B.A.
dc.contributor.author Good, D.L.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-31T18:29:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-31T18:29:51Z
dc.date.issued 2011-10-31
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/12470
dc.description.abstract Circular 320 from this station contains a three-year summary comparing heifers wintered in dry lot with heifers wintered on dry grass, and the effect of this winter treatment on their total performance in a wintering, grazing, and fattening program. The heifers wintered on dry grass gained 32 pounds less for the year, had a lower dressing percentage, graded lower, and sold for about $1 a hundred less than heifers wintered in dry lot. However, the heifers wintered on dry grass returned as much money above feed costs as the heifers wintered in dry lot, due primarily to lower winter feed costs and high summer grass gains. In the test reported here the plane of nutrition has been raised slightly for the heifers wintered on dry grass, to acquire some of the desirable characteristic associated with dry-lot wintering, but still maintaining low winter feed costs. In addition different levels of protein supplementation are compared. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf 1956-57 Progress Reports en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Circular (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station): 349 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Bluestem pasture en_US
dc.subject Nutrition en_US
dc.subject Gain en_US
dc.title The value of dry bluestem pasture and a comparison of supplements for heifer calves in a wintering, grazing, and fattening program. en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1957 en_US
dc.citation.epage 43 en_US
dc.citation.spage 41 en_US
dc.description.conference 44th Annual Livestock Feeders’ Day. Kansas State College, Manhattan, KS, May 4, 1957 en_US

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