Effects of Various Forage Systems on Grazing and Subsequent Finishing Performance

Citation data:

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports, Vol: 1, Issue: 4

Publication Year:
2015
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Repository URL:
https://newprairiepress.org/kaesrr/vol1/iss4/10
DOI:
10.4148/2378-5977.1060
Author(s):
Lomas, L. W.; Moyer, J. L.
Publisher(s):
New Prairie Press
Tags:
grazing; fescue; crabgrass; bermudagrass; finishing; Agriculture; Animal Sciences
article description
A total of 200 mixed black yearling steers were used to compare grazing and subsequent finishing performance from pastures with ‘MaxQ’ tall fescue, a wheat-bermudagrass double-crop system, or a wheat-crabgrass double-crop system in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Daily gains of steers that grazed ‘MaxQ’ tall fescue, wheat-bermudagrass, or wheat-crabgrass were similar (P > 0.05) in 2010, daily gains of steers that grazed wheat-bermudagrass or wheat-crabgrass were greater (P > 0.05) than those that grazed ‘MaxQ’ tall fescue in 2011 and 2012, daily gains of steers that grazed wheat-crabgrass were greater (P > 0.05) than those that grazed wheat-bermudagrass and similar (P > 0.05) to those that grazed ‘MaxQ’ fescue in 2013, and daily gains of steers that grazed wheat-crabgrass were greater (P > 0.05) than those that grazed wheat-bermudagrass or ‘MaxQ’ fescue in 2014. Finishing gains were similar (P > 0.05) among forage systems in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014. In 2011, finishing gains of steers that grazed ‘MaxQ’ tall fescue were greater (P < 0.05) than those that grazed wheat-bermudagrass.