Grazing cattle on winter cereal pasture on the sandy soils of south-central Kansas

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dc.contributor.author Martin, Victor L.
dc.contributor.author Hale, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-03T17:55:37Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-03T17:55:37Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-03T17:55:37Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4415
dc.description.abstract Rye, wheat, and triticale pasture were evaluated during the winters of 2000-01, 2001-02, and 2002-03 for their ability to increase cattle weight from late fall through mid-spring. Large-scale studies were conducted on two 80-acre sites divided into either 25- or 40-acre pastures. Cattle at these sites were stocked at one head per acre, with an average initial weight between 500 and 550 lb. At the Sandyland Experiment Field, small-scale studies were conducted by using the same winter cereals for forage, but at greater stocking rates, ranging from two to three head per acre. Supplemental feeding, as necessary, included summer annual forage hay, prairie hay, and grain consisting of wheat middlings and processed grain sorghum. Winter cereals were planted at 100 lb/acre in September of each year. Rye provided the best pasture in terms of cattle weight gain and needed the least supplemental feeding. Wheat was next in producing pounds of beef, and triticale produced less gain than either rye or wheat. These data suggest that rye and wheat were able to support greater stocking rates than triticale. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 2004 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 04-242-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 923 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Winter cereal pasture en_US
dc.subject South-central Kansas en_US
dc.title Grazing cattle on winter cereal pasture on the sandy soils of south-central Kansas en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2004 en_US
dc.citation.epage 32 en_US
dc.citation.spage 27 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2004, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 5, 2004 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid vmartin en_US

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