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

@article{Allen2000ForageSF,
  title={Forage systems for production of stocker steers in the upper south.},
  author={Vivien G. Allen and J. P. Fontenot and R. A. Brock},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2000},
  volume={78 7},
  pages={
          1973-82
        }
}
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