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|Title: ||Tall Fescue Toxicosis Mitigation Strategies: Comparisons of Cow-calf Returns|
|Authors: ||Smith, Stephen A.|
Caldwell, James D.
Popp, Michael P.
Coffey, Kenneth P.
Jennings, John A.
Savin, Mary C.
Rosenkrans, Charles F., Jr.
|Editors: ||Marchant, Mary A.|
Bosch, Darrell J.
|Keywords: ||calving rates|
endophyte-infected tall fescue
and partial returns analysis
|JEL Codes: ||Q10|
|Issue Date: ||2012-11|
|Abstract: ||Tall fescue toxicosis adversely affects calving rate and weight gains reducing returns to
cow-calf producers in the south–central United States. This grazing study estimated animal
and economic performance implications of endophyte-infected fescue and calving season.
Establishing novel endophyte-infected tall fescue on 25% of pasture acres resulted in improved
calving rates (87% vs. 70%), weaning weights (532 lbs vs. 513 lbs), and partial returns
per acre ($257 vs. $217). Additionally, fall-calving cows had higher calving rates (91% vs.
67%), weaning weights (550 lbs vs. 496 lbs), and partial returns per acre ($269 vs. $199) than
spring calving cows.|
|Institution/Association: ||Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics> Volume 44, Number 04, November 2012|
|Total Pages: ||16|
|From Page: ||577|
|To Page: ||592|
|Collections:||Volume 44, Number 04, November 2012|
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