Irrigation of a Ladino Clover-Bromegrass Sheep Pasture in Michigan1
- Milo B. Tesar,
- L. H. Blakeslee and
- E. H. Kidder2
Ladino clover-bromegrass sheep pastures irrigated with 4 inches of water annually during a 4-year period under a tumid climate gave 23% more forage and 22% more lamb gain than nonirrigated postures. Forage production wa:, increased an average of 0.16 ton per inch of applied waler. Irrigation helped maintain clover in the pasture. Based on a replacement value of $25.00 per ton of dried forage and an annual irrigation cost of $4.03 per acre-inch of water, irrigation resulted in a net loss of $13 per acre.
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