The value of dry bluestem pasture and a comparison of supplements for heifer calves in a wintering, grazing and fattening program.

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dc.contributor.author Smith, E.F.
dc.contributor.author Koch, B.A.
dc.contributor.author Good, D.L.
dc.contributor.author Severns, V.D.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-31T18:35:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-31T18:35:24Z
dc.date.issued 2011-10-31
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/12480
dc.description.abstract Circular 320 from this station contains a three-year summary comparing heifers wintered in dry lot with heifers wintered on dry grass and the effect of this winter treatment on their total performance in a wintering, grazing, and fattening program. The results of this test showed the heifers wintered on dry grass gained 32 pounds less for the year, had a lower dressing percentage, graded lower, and sold for about $1 a hundred less than heifers wintered in dry lot. However, the heifers wintered on dry grass returned as much money above feed costs as the heifers wintered in dry lot, due primarily to lower winter feed costs and high summer grass gains. In this test the plane of nutrition has been raised slightly for the heifers wintered on dry grass, to acquire some of the desirable characteristics associated with dry-lot wintering, but still maintaining low winter feed costs. In addition different levels of protein supplementation are being compared. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf 1955-1956 Progress Reports en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Bluestem en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.subject Nutrition en_US
dc.title The value of dry bluestem pasture and a comparison of supplements for heifer calves in a wintering, grazing and fattening program. en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1956 en_US
dc.citation.epage 12 en_US
dc.citation.spage 11 en_US
dc.description.conference 43rd Annual Livestock Feeders’ Day. Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, May 5, 1956 en_US


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