Enhancing the Value of Cover Crops through Utilization by Beef Stocker Cattle: Progress Report (Year 2)

dc.contributor.author Lundy, Erika
dc.contributor.author Vittetoe, Rebecca
dc.contributor.author DeJong, Joel
dc.contributor.author Doran, Beth
dc.contributor.author Kassel, Paul
dc.contributor.author Loy, Dan
dc.contributor.author Sellers, Joe
dc.contributor.author Witt, Mike
dc.date 2018-08-25T19:12:17.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T23:37:28Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T23:37:28Z
dc.date.copyright Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2018
dc.date.issued 2018-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The increase in cover crops across Iowa presents a substantial amount of potential forage available to the beef industry that would otherwise go unutilized. While the benefits of improved soil health and nutrient retention through cover crops are well known, limited data are available on utilization by beef cattle. Thus, a study was designed to measure cattle performance while spring grazing cereal rye and to evaluate the impact grazing had on the soil profile. Preliminary data suggests that with proper supplementation, cattle grazing cereal rye may achieve average daily gains of 1.5 to 3.0 lb/d. Initial analysis of soil bulk density indicates minimal negative changes in compaction due to grazing. Because many variables impact the successful integration of cover crops and livestock into row crops, this is a four-year study summarizing data from year two.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 2338
dc.identifier.contextkey 11706056
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-481
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath ans_air/vol664/iss1/23
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/9396
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Animal Science Research Reports
dc.relation.ispartofseries ASL R3225
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dc.subject.disciplines Animal Sciences
dc.subject.disciplines Beef Science
dc.title Enhancing the Value of Cover Crops through Utilization by Beef Stocker Cattle: Progress Report (Year 2)
dc.type article
dc.type.genre beef
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