Stocking rate and supplementation for steers grazing bluestem pasture in early summer

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dc.contributor.author Held, R.
dc.contributor.author Riley, Jack G.
dc.contributor.author Owensby, Clenton E.
dc.contributor.author Smith, E.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-14T19:37:18Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-14T19:37:18Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6929
dc.description.abstract Native bluestem pastures were grazed from May 16 to July 14, 1983 by steers with an average beginning weight of 545lbs., at stocking rates of 1.82, 1.5, and 1.25 acres per steer. Daily gains for the high and low stocking rates were higher (P<.01) than for the medium stocking rate (2.22, 2.24 vs. 1.92 lb/day). Gains per acre were similar for the low and medium stocking rates, but was higher for the highest stocking rate (73, 75 vs 105 lb/acre). Half of the steers in each stocking rate were self-fed a salt-limiting sorghum grain- Rumensin® mixture at an average intake of 1.84 lb per head per day. Supplementation increased daily gain (P<.01) over non-supplemented (2.39 vs. 1.86 lb/day). Gain per acre was increased 22 lbs by supplementation. Herbage remaining following grazing decline with increased stocking rate. No regrowth occurred following livestock removal in mid July. Warm-season perennial grass composition and basal cover have not changed differentially in relation to stocking rate during the 3-year study period. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 1984 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 84-300-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 448 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Stocking rate en_US
dc.subject Steers en_US
dc.subject Bluestem en_US
dc.title Stocking rate and supplementation for steers grazing bluestem pasture in early summer en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1984 en_US
dc.citation.epage 22 en_US
dc.citation.spage 19 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1984, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 2, 1984 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid owensby en_US


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