Forage Utilization and Beef Cow Nutrition

Evaluating rotations of winter annual and summer annual forages for yield, nutritional value, and economic sustainability as forage resources for beef cattle in northern Iowa

Authors
  • Denise L. Schwab (Iowa State Universtiy)
  • Josh Michel (Iowa State University)
  • Beth Reynolds (Iowa State University)
  • Ken T. Pecinovsky (Iowa State University)

Abstract

A winter annual/summer annual forage system can be used to break up the traditional corn/soybean rotation and produce 6-7 tons of forage feed on a dry matter basis. Because these are all grass forages, they tend to respond positively to additional nitrogen fertilizer with increased dry matter yields, crude protein and energy levels.

Keywords: annual forage

How to Cite:

Schwab, D. L. & Michel, J. & Reynolds, B. & Pecinovsky, K. T., (2022) “Evaluating rotations of winter annual and summer annual forages for yield, nutritional value, and economic sustainability as forage resources for beef cattle in northern Iowa”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 19(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/air.13905

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Published on
14 Jul 2022
Peer Reviewed
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Public Domain