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Grain Supplementation of Yearling Steers Grazing Irrigated Pasture

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Title: Grain Supplementation of Yearling Steers Grazing Irrigated Pasture
Author: Anderson, Vernon L.; Dunn, Barry H.
Description: Forage crops have responded well to irrigation in North Dakota. The increasing costs of mechanically harvesting, transporting, storing and feeding large tons suggest an evaluation of other harvesting methods. Several studies at this time addressed steers grazing on irrigated improved pastures. Beef production per acre varies greatly dependent upon the length of the grazing season, species of grass, fertilization and grazing management. Increased beef production is due largely to increased carrying capacity rather than higher individual gains. In 1978 and 1979, two trials, one per year, were conducted at the Carrington Irrigation Station Livestock Unit to evaluate supplementation of yearling steers improved irrigates pastures. These are discussed in this article. In both experiments, grain supplementation improved daily gains and the total gain harvested per acre.
Date: 1982
Subject: Feeds
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/4740

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