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

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Show simple item record Held, R. Smith, E.F. Riley, Jack G. Owensby, Clenton E. 2010-12-15T13:45:15Z 2010-12-15T13:45:15Z 2010-12-15
dc.description.abstract Native bluestem pastures were grazed from May 10 to July 15, 1982 by steers averaging 599 lbs, at stocking rates 1.82, 1.5, 1.2 acres per steer. Daily gains were similar for all rates, but gain per acre increased with increased stocking rate. Half of the steers were self-fed a salt-limiting sorghum grain-Rumensin® mixture, at about 1.8lb per steer per day. Supplementation increased daily gain (P<.05) but actual differences were small (2.08 vs. 1.91 lb per day). Gain per acre was increased 7 lbs by supplementation. Herbage yields at mid-July were least on the heavily stocked pastures, but by October regrowth on all pasture was equal. Stocking rate did not affect botanical composition. There were no significant gain differences for steers implanted with either Compudose®, Ralgro® or Synovex®, even though 24 percent of the Compudose implants were lost by mid-summer. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 1983 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station); 427 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Stocking rate en_US
dc.subject Supplementation en_US
dc.subject Implants en_US
dc.subject Bluestem en_US
dc.title Stocking rate, supplementation and implants for steers grazing bluestem pasture in early summer en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 1983 en_US
dc.citation.epage 30 en_US
dc.citation.spage 27 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2003, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 4, 1983 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid owensby en_US

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