McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

Evaluating Cover Crops and Summer Annual Forages for Beef Cattle (Year 2)

Authors: Chris A. Clark (Iowa State University) , Erika L. Lundy (Iowa State University) , Patrick B. Wall (Iowa State University) , R. Aaron Saeugling (Iowa State University) , Rebecca Vittetoe (Iowa State University) , Logan Wallace (Iowa State University) , Brad Evans (Iowa State University) , Gary Thompson (Iowa State University)

  • Evaluating Cover Crops and Summer Annual Forages for Beef Cattle (Year 2)

    McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

    Evaluating Cover Crops and Summer Annual Forages for Beef Cattle (Year 2)

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Abstract

Annual forages can provide flexibility when managing forage supply by helping fill forage production gaps or serving as primary forage sources. The use of annual species for forage production can potentially help producers stretch feed supplies, extend grazing seasons, increase carrying capacity, and facilitate expansion. Annual forages can be incorporated into cropping systems as winter cover crops or as alternative crops planted during the growing season. Greater knowledge of potential yield and nutritional value of annual forage species will empower producers to make informed decisions about the use of annual forages. Additionally, demonstration of annual forage rotations may provide information regarding the overall sustainability of this alternative land use.

How to Cite:

Clark, C. A., Lundy, E. L., Wall, P. B., Saeugling, R. A., Vittetoe, R., Wallace, L., Evans, B. & Thompson, G., (2020) “Evaluating Cover Crops and Summer Annual Forages for Beef Cattle (Year 2)”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2020(1).

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Published on
20 Apr 2020