Wintering and grazing steer calves: Methods of wintering steer calves that are to be grazed a full season and sold off grass, 1951-52.

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dc.contributor.author Smith, E.F.
dc.contributor.author Good, D.L.
dc.contributor.author Cox, R.F.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-04T22:28:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-04T22:28:36Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13299
dc.description.abstract Five lots of good quality Hereford steer calves, 10 head to a lot, were used in this study. They were a part of the light end of a group of 150 steel calves originating at Marfa, Texas, and purchased for experimental purposes. They were received November 8, 1951, and started on test December 22, 1951. Until they were started on test, they were fed sorghum silage, prairie hay, and 1 pound of cottonseed cake per head daily with free access to salt. During the experiment all were fed in drylot, except Lot 1, which was fed out on dry bluestem pasture. All lots had free access to a mineral mixture (bonemeal and salt) and salt during the winter. The different lots received the following rations from December 22,1951. to May 2, 1952: Lot 1-Bluestem pasture and 2 pounds cottonseed cake per head daily; Lot 2-Sorghum silage and 1 pound cottonseed cake per head daily; Lot 3-Prairio hay and 1 pound cottonseed cake per head daily; Lot 4-Prairie hay, 2 pounds milo grain, and 1 pound cottonseed cake per head daily; Lot 5-Prairie hay, 4 pounds milo grain, and 1 pound cottonseed cake per head daily. All lots were grazed on bluestem pasture a full season in 1952 and sold as feeder or stocker yearlings in the fall. A feedstuff analysis of the feeds used in the test may be found in the back of this publication. The final weights are full weights and should be shrunk at least 3 percent for a more complete picture of steer gain. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf 1952-1953 Progress Reports en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Circular (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station): 297 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Gain en_US
dc.subject Bluestem pasture en_US
dc.subject Yearlings en_US
dc.title Wintering and grazing steer calves: Methods of wintering steer calves that are to be grazed a full season and sold off grass, 1951-52. en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1953 en_US
dc.citation.epage 28 en_US
dc.citation.spage 23 en_US
dc.description.conference 40th Annual Livestock Feeders’ Day. Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, May 2, 1953 en_US

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