Forage systems for production of stocker steers in the upper south.

  title={Forage systems for production of stocker steers in the upper south.},
  author={V. G. Allen and J. Fontenot and R. A. Brock},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={78 7},
  • V. G. Allen, J. Fontenot, R. A. Brock
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of animal science
  • The southern states produce large numbers of beef calves that are generally weaned and sold in autumn. Keeping calves in this region beyond weaning to graze high-quality forages through a stocker cattle phase could improve profitability. Autumn-weaned Angus crossbred steers were allocated by breeding and weight to four forage systems that began in mid-November and continued through mid-October as follows: System 1, tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) and Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis… CONTINUE READING
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