Body Composition Evaluation

Best management practices for winter care of the cow herd – confinement versus open grazing

Authors
  • Garland R. Dahlke (Iowa State University)
  • David Bruene (Iowa State University)

Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate whether the effects of winter grazing or confinement for winter care of beef cows in Iowa would have any impact on the physical condition of the cow or the calf born to the cow in spring.  It appears that where feedstuff quality is similar between scenarios, there was no difference.  

Keywords: winter cow care, body condition, swath grazing, cow confinement

How to Cite:

Dahlke, G. R. & Bruene, D., (2024) “Best management practices for winter care of the cow herd – confinement versus open grazing”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 20(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/air.16763

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Published on
01 Apr 2024
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