Response of yearling cattle to burning and fertilizing bluestem pasture and intensively stocking early

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Show simple item record Smith, E.F. Schalles, B. Harbers, L. Pruitt, R. Owensby, Clenton E. 2011-02-18T17:52:03Z 2011-02-18T17:52:03Z 2011-02-18
dc.description Cattlemen's Fate in '78 is known as Cattlemen’s Day, 1978 en
dc.description.abstract Long term (28 years) annual, late spring burning of bluestem pasture produced the most daily gain of all pasture treatments but not significantly more than stocking intensively early. Nitrogen applied to a late-spring-burned pasture did not significantly increase daily cattle gains over those from a similarly burned pasture not fertilized. But the nitrogen increased gain per acre by increasing carrying capacity of the pasture. Performance of animals on pasture stocked at twice the normal rate the first half of the season (intensive stocking early) did not differ from performance under normal stocking (burned with no nitrogen added) for the entire season. But for the period April 28 to July 15 intensive stocking early was superior in rate of gain and gain per acre. Pastures burned annually produced better range plant composition than unburned pastures. The best range plant composition was on the pasture intensively stocked early. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1978 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station); 320 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Yearling cattle en_US
dc.subject Fertilizer en_US
dc.subject Daily gain en_US
dc.title Response of yearling cattle to burning and fertilizing bluestem pasture and intensively stocking early en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 1978 en_US
dc.citation.epage 40 en_US
dc.citation.spage 38 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1978, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 3, 1978 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid owensby en_US

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