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  1. Vol. 61 No. 3, p. 422-425
     
    Received: Oct 10, 1968


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doi:10.2134/agronj1969.00021962006100030026x

Effect of Grazing Management on the Animal Production from Birdsfoot Trefoil Pastures1

  1. R. W. Van Keuren,
  2. R. R. Davis2,
  3. D. S. Bell and
  4. E. W. Klosterman3

Abstract

Abstract

The effect of grazing management on animal product per hectare and individual animal response from birdsfoot trefoil-Kentucky bluegrass pastures was studied for a 6-year period. The put-and-take grazing procedure was used with yearling steers and feeder lambs. Animal product per hectare, as measured by animal liveweight gains, was greater from a three paddock rotational grazing system than from continuous grazing. ‘Empire’ birdsfoot trefoil produced more total animal product per ha for the 6 years than did ‘Viking’ birdsfoot trefoil within grazing treatments. Individual animal response as measured by average daily gains was similar for grazing treatments as well as for Empire and Viking birdsfoot trefoils. Empire was found to be a more persistent pasture legume than Viking. Feeder lambs produced more animal product per hectare than yearling steers.

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