Beef

2010–2011 Beef Forage Summary—Cutting Dates and Quality Results

Authors
  • Garland R. Dahlke (Iowa State University)
  • Byron Leu (Iowa State University)
  • Denise Schwab (Iowa State University)
  • H. Joe Sellers (Iowa State University)
  • Beth Doran (Iowa State University)
  • Clint McDonald (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Delayed harvest and subsequent advances in maturity decrease quality as does rain leached hay that has been cut. Both situations result in increased hay fiber content relative to available energy and protein. Quality of first cutting grasses tends to be more affected by advanced maturity. Legume or legume mixed forage may tend to have a greater quality reduction from rain leached windrows.

Keywords: ASL R2685

How to Cite:

Dahlke, G. R., Leu, B., Schwab, D., Sellers, H. J., Doran, B. & McDonald, C., (2012) “2010–2011 Beef Forage Summary—Cutting Dates and Quality Results”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 9(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-858

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Published on
01 Jan 2012
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