McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

Southern Iowa Grazing and Forage Accounting for Beef Cows at the ISU McNay Research Farm

Authors: Logan Wallace (Iowa State University) , Mark S. Honeyman (Iowa State University)

  • Southern Iowa Grazing and Forage Accounting for Beef Cows at the ISU McNay Research Farm

    McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

    Southern Iowa Grazing and Forage Accounting for Beef Cows at the ISU McNay Research Farm

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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 was set at mid-April to mid-October or about 6 months (180 days).

How to Cite:

Wallace, L. & Honeyman, M. S., (2017) “Southern Iowa Grazing and Forage Accounting for Beef Cows at the ISU McNay Research Farm”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2016(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2017
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