Supplementation of stocker steers grazing native flint hills pasture with a protein and mineral supplement increases average daily gains

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dc.contributor.author Barnhardt, B.B.
dc.contributor.author Epp, M.P.
dc.contributor.author Bryant, A.M.
dc.contributor.author Guiroy, P.J.
dc.contributor.author Blasi, Dale A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-22T22:32:37Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-22T22:32:37Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01-22T22:32:37Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/2438
dc.description.abstract Supplementation of range cattle with minerals is a common management practice that is used to maximize performance. Flint Hills grasses provide an adequate amount of protein for the diet through the first half of a doublestock grazing period, but declining protein content of native grasses during the latter parts of the grazing season typically cause decreases in forage digestibility and daily gains. The goal of this experiment was to measure differences in performance between steers that were supplemented with a) loose salt for the entire grazing period, b) a stocker mineral supplement for the entire grazing period, or c) a stocker mineral supplement for the first half of the grazing period followed by supplementation with a combination of protein and mineral for the second half of the grazing season. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 2007 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 07-179-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 978 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Cattle en_US
dc.subject Stocker steers en_US
dc.subject Avergage daily gain (ADG) en_US
dc.title Supplementation of stocker steers grazing native flint hills pasture with a protein and mineral supplement increases average daily gains en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2007 en_US
dc.citation.epage 45 en_US
dc.citation.spage 43 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2007, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 2, 2007 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mepp en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dblasi en_US

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