Heifer development systems : A comparison of grazing winter range or corn residue 1

Two experiments at 2 Nebraska locations evaluated effects of heifer development system on growth and pregnancy rate. In Exp. 1, heifers (n = 270, BW = 225 ± 2 kg) grazed winter Sandhills range (WR) or west central Nebraska corn residue (CR) with a supplement (0.45 kg/animal; 31% CP; 80 mg·animal·d of monensin). In Exp. 2, heifers (n = 180, BW = 262 ± 3 kg… CONTINUE READING