A simulation model of forage yield, quality and intake and growth of growing cattle grazing cornstalks.

  title={A simulation model of forage yield, quality and intake and growth of growing cattle grazing cornstalks.},
  author={Salvador Fern{\'a}ndez-Rivera and M. Lewis and Terry James Klopfenstein and Thomas L. Thompson},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={67 2},
A simulation model was developed to predict corn crop residue yield and quality and intake and performance of growing cattle grazing cornstalks. The model is wholly deterministic and integrates the effects of weather, residue supply and animal components. Low temperatures increase animal energy requirements, whereas snow cover decreases residue available. Residual grain and leaf are calculated from grain yield. Residue quantity and quality are reduced daily by environmental losses and animal… 

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