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dc.contributor.authorOwensby, Clenton E.
dc.contributor.authorAuen, Lisa M.
dc.contributor.authorBerns, Hannah F.
dc.contributor.authorDhuyvetter, Kevin C.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-05T07:11:08Z
dc.date.available2020-09-05T07:11:08Z
dc.date.issued2008-03-01
dc.identifier.citationOwensby, C. E., Auen, L. M., Berns, H. F., & Dhuyvetter, K. C. (2008). Grazing systems for yearling cattle on tallgrass prairie. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 61(2), 204-210.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2111/07-034.1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/642942
dc.description.abstractThis 9-yr study tested steer gains, residual aboveground biomass (AGB) in mid-July and early October, and economic returns and risk for tallgrass prairie grazed annually under season-long stocking (SLS) at 1.62 ha steer-1 until early October or intensive early stocking (IES) at 0.81 ha steer-1 until mid-July compared to a composite grazing system. The three-pasture, three-herd ‘‘IES+ System’’ is a 3-yr fixed sequence of SLS, IES, and IES (0.81 ha steer-1) plus late-season grazing (LSG; 1.62 ha steer-1) until early October (IES/LSG). All grazing treatments began in late April. Average gains per steer for SLS and SLS in the IES+ System did not differ, but were significantly less than gains for steers that grazed the entire season under IES/LSG. Gains per steer in mid-July under IES alone or in combination with LSG were similar to the same repeated grazing treatments, but were significantly less than those for steers grazed season-long. Gains per hectare under SLS did not differ, but were significantly less than those for IES treatments and the IES+ System. Gain per hectare in July was similar for IES repeated annually and IES/LSG, but there was greater gain per hectare for IES-treated pastures rotated within the system. Residual grass and total aboveground biomass (AGB) in mid-July did not vary among years and was generally greater on SLS than IES. In early October, grass AGB was similar for all treatments except IES/LSG, which had less residual AGB. When pasture rent was charged per head, the IES+ System increased the 20-yr mean return per hectare by 5.98 compared to repeated use of IES, and 8.52 compared to using only SLS. Measures of economic risk were generally intermediate for the IES+ system compared to IES, which consistently had the highest risk, and SLS. 
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectbiomass production
dc.subjecteconomic risk
dc.subjectgrazing systems
dc.subjectintensive early stocking
dc.subjectnet returns
dc.subjectseason-long stocking
dc.subjectsteer gains
dc.subjecttallgrass prairie
dc.titleGrazing Systems for Yearling Cattle on Tallgrass Prairie
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalRangeland Ecology & Management
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Rangeland Ecology & Management archives are made available by the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform August 2020
dc.source.volume61
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage204-210
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-05T07:11:08Z


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