McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

Southern Iowa Grazing and Forage Budgets for Beef Cows

Author: Logan Wallace (Iowa State University)

  • Southern Iowa Grazing and Forage Budgets for Beef Cows

    McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

    Southern Iowa Grazing and Forage Budgets for Beef Cows

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Abstract

Southern Iowa soils and topography are conducive to pasture and beef cattle. The ISU McNay Research Farm is located in this region.

The McNay Research Farm has a beef cow herd used for research purposes. The cows and replacement heifers are grazed on predominantly improved cool-season grass pastures. There are approximately 300 spring-calving cows and 100 fall-calving cows. Grazing season is mid-April to mid-October, or about six months (180 days).

How to Cite:

Wallace, L., (2018) “Southern Iowa Grazing and Forage Budgets for Beef Cows”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2017(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2018
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