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  • Producing yearling steers on irrigated bluegrass-clover and orchardgrass-clover pastures.

    Author(s) : HIGH, T. W., Jr.DUNCAN, H. R.FELTS, J. H.HIGH, J. W., Jr.

    Miscellaneous : Bulletin of the Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station 1965 No.387 pp.19 pp.

    Abstract : Carrying capacity of pastures of Poa or cocksfoot with clover, each irrigated or not, was assessed during 7 years in Tennessee with yearling Hereford bullocks. Grazing started about April in each year and finished at the beginning of September. The Poa pasture had been established for 20 years and the cocksfoot had been sown in the autumn before the experiment began. Irrigation had no effect on average daily liveweight gain but significantly increased number of animal-grazing days per acre. This effect was greater on Poa. The usual reduction of daily gain in mid summer was not prevented by irrigation. The increased carrying capacity of the irrigated pastures was not enough to offset the cost of irrigation.

    ISSN : 0040-3148

    Record Number : 19671403455

    Publisher : University of Tennessee (Knoxville campus), Agricultural Experiment Station

    Location of publication : Knoxville, Tennessee

    Country of publication : USA

    Language of text : not specified

    Language of summary : not specified

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Organism descriptor(s) : cattle, Poa

    Descriptor(s) : clovers, grazing, liveweight, liveweight gain, pastures, summer

    Identifier(s) : grazing lands, liveweight gains, pasturing, United States of America

    Geographical Location(s) : Tennessee, USA

    Broader term(s) : Bos, Bovidae, ruminants, Artiodactyla, mammals, vertebrates, Chordata, animals, eukaryotes, Poaceae, Poales, commelinids, monocotyledons, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, Appalachian States of USA, Southern States of USA, USA, APEC countries, Developed Countries, North America, America, OECD Countries, East South Central States of USA