Grazing wheat did not reduce beef cow pregnancy rates

K-REx Repository

Show simple item record Johnson, Sandra K. Harmoney, Keith R. 2011-03-30T16:50:09Z 2011-03-30T16:50:09Z 2011-03-30
dc.description Beef Cattle Research, 2011 is known as Cattlemen’s Day, 2011 en
dc.description.abstract Beef producers can lower feed costs by extending the grazing period and reducing the need for harvested forages. Complementary forage systems extend the native range grazing season; wheat pasture is common in the southern portion of the High Plains. Anecdotal reports have been made concerning lowered fertility in beef cows bred on lush forage such as wheat pasture; however, ruling out other possible causes of low fertility is difficult. In lactating dairy cows, fertility is lower during consumption of high-protein diets that result in high blood urea nitrogen content. Lower uterine pH that in turn affects embryo survival is thought to be the general mechanism responsible for lower fertility. Little information is available on the fertility of beef cows consuming high-protein diets. Therefore, the objective of this study was to compare pregnancy rates of springcalving cows consuming either wheat pasture or native range before and during the early breeding season. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 11-171-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 1047 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 2011 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Wheat en_US
dc.subject Pregnancy rates en_US
dc.subject Fertility en_US
dc.title Grazing wheat did not reduce beef cow pregnancy rates en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 2011 en_US
dc.citation.epage 27 en_US
dc.citation.spage 23 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2011, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 4, 2011 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid sandyj en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid kharmone en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search K-REx

Advanced Search


My Account


Center for the

Advancement of Digital


118 Hale Library

Manhattan KS 66506

(785) 532-7444