Seasonal forage quality of rangelands across Kansas

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dc.contributor.author Harmoney, Keith R.
dc.contributor.author Johnson, Sandra K.
dc.contributor.author Cochran, R.
dc.contributor.author Vanzant, E.
dc.contributor.author Wilson, Jeffrey J.
dc.contributor.author Yauk, D.
dc.contributor.author Holder, Michael S.
dc.contributor.author Allen, B.
dc.contributor.author Bell, Warren W.
dc.contributor.author Jansonius, H.
dc.contributor.author Jones, Timothy J.
dc.contributor.author Ploger, Mark D.
dc.contributor.author McClure, Gregory W.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-06T20:07:28Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-06T20:07:28Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-06T20:07:28Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4510
dc.description.abstract The K-State Research and Extension Forage Task Force surveyed Kansas rangelands during the course of seasonal changes to enable producers and managers to better estimate the feed value of their pasture forage during particular times of the year. Kansas’ two distinct rangeland vegetation types, shortgrass and tallgrass prairie, were evaluated. Forage samples were collected monthly from two rangeland sites in each of 10 Kansas counties. Tallgrass vegetation was lowest in acid detergent fiber (ADF) and greatest in crude protein (CP) from May to July, and rapidly increased in ADF and declined in CP the rest of the season. Shortgrass vegetation was also lower in ADF and greater in CP from May to July, but changed less from early summer to the winter than did tallgrass vegetation. Degradable intake protein (DIP) was greatest for tallgrass vegetation in May. Otherwise DIP was similar between tallgrass and shortgrass except in February and March when shortgrass had greater DIP. DIP was greatest in May and June for both vegetation types and gradually declined from June to December. Undegradable intake protein (UIP) values were greater for tallgrass vegetation than for shortgrass vegetation from May through July, but all other months were similar. Seasonal forage quality is different between and within rangeland vegetation types, and identification of dominant vegetation is a key determinant in choosing appropriate animal nutritional management strategies. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 2002 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 02-318-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 890 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Acid detergent fiber (ADF) en_US
dc.subject Degradable intake protein (DIP) en_US
dc.subject Forage quality en_US
dc.subject Ranglelands en_US
dc.subject Undegradable intake protein (UIP en_US
dc.title Seasonal forage quality of rangelands across Kansas en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2002 en_US
dc.citation.epage 171 en_US
dc.citation.spage 168 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2002, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 1, 2002 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid kharmone en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid sandyj en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid tjones en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mploger en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid gmcclure en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mholder en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid ballen en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid wbell en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid hjansoni en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jjwilson en_US


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