The most efficient level of winter protein feeding for yearling steers wintered and summer grazed on bluestem pasture.

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dc.contributor.author Smith, E.F.
dc.contributor.author Baker, F.H.
dc.contributor.author Cox, R.F.
dc.contributor.author Holland, L.A
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-04T22:26:10Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-04T22:26:10Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13288
dc.description.abstract Yearling steers have been successfully wintered at this station on dry bluestem pasture for the past five winters by feeding 1 1/2 to 2 pounds of cottonseed or soybean oilmeal per head daily. The objective of this test is to determine if the level of winter protein feeding may be reduced without affecting the yearly performance of the steers. Twenty head of good quality Hereford yearling steers, 10 head to a lot, were used in this study. They originated in southeastern Colorado and were purchased as calves in the fall of 1951 for 42 cents a pound. They were used in summer grazing tests on bluestem pasture in 1952. From November 1 until December 31, 1952, when this test started, they were on bluestem pasture supplemented with 1 pound of soybean pellets. During the winter phase of this test, the steers were moved from pasture to pasture every 15 days to minimize any differences due to pastures. The winter pastures in which the steers were grazed were of such size as to vary the stocking rate from 6 to 19 acres per head. All pastures used in the winter had sufficient grass remaining on them for winter use, although they were stocked at a normal rate for the summer of 1952. In addition to dry winter bluestem pasture, the following amounts of protein were fed: Lot 1-1 pound of soybean pellets per head daily. Lot 2-2 pounds of soybean pellets per head daily. The steers were grazed together during the summer of 1953 after the different winter treatments. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf 1953-1954 Progress Reports en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Circular (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station): 308 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Protein en_US
dc.subject Yearlings en_US
dc.subject Bluestem pasture en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.title The most efficient level of winter protein feeding for yearling steers wintered and summer grazed on bluestem pasture. en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1954 en_US
dc.citation.epage 7 en_US
dc.citation.spage 6 en_US
dc.description.conference 41st Annual Livestock Feeders’ Day. Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, May 1, 1954 en_US

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