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A Comparison of Grass-Legume Mixtures and Grass Under Irrigation as Pastures for Yearling Steers1


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  1. Vol. 50 No. 2, p. 85-88
    Received: June 7, 1957

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  1. R. W. VanKeuren and
  2. W. W. Heinemann2



In irrigated pasture studies with yearling steers, grass-legume mixtures produced greater beef yields per acre and higher average daily gains than grasses. Cattle that grazed the grass-legume pastures attained a higher degree of finish than those on the grass pastures. The ability of alfalfa to withstand grazing was shown by the high percentage of this legume in the pastures at the end of 3 years of grazing.

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