Dehydrated alfalfa pellets and soybean meal/grain sorghum in step-up winter supplementation programs for spring-calving beef cows

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dc.contributor.author Vanzant, E.S.
dc.contributor.author Cochran, R.C.
dc.contributor.author Corah, L.R.
dc.contributor.author Kiracofe, G.H.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-02T19:36:35Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-02T19:36:35Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6397
dc.description.abstract The performance response to a stepwise increase in the level of supplement fed to cows across the winter supplementation period was studied by feeding 112 Hereford × Angus cows the following treatments: dehydrated alfalfa pellets (DEHY) or soybean meal/grain sorghum (SS), each either level-fed (constant daily amount from December 1 to calving) or fed in a step-up program (low level from December 1 to 30; moderate level from December 31 to January 29; high level from January 30 to calving; avg = amount fed with level-feeding). Cow weight and condition changes and calf performance were favored by the step-up supplementation program when SS was fed. When DEHY was fed, cow weight and condition changes favored level-feeding. Weight and condition changes generally favored the DEHY group over the SS group. No effects were found for the reproductive characteristics measured. These results indicate that potential benefits of step-up winter supplementation programs depend on the type of supplement being fed. All of the supplementation programs appeared adequate to support desirable levels of reproductive performance. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1991 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 91-355-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 623 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Beef cows en_US
dc.subject Protein supplement en_US
dc.subject Dehydrated alfalfa pellets en_US
dc.subject Winter range en_US
dc.title Dehydrated alfalfa pellets and soybean meal/grain sorghum in step-up winter supplementation programs for spring-calving beef cows en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1991 en_US
dc.citation.epage 56 en_US
dc.citation.spage 54 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1991, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 1, 1991 en_US


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