Tall Fescue Toxicosis Mitigation Strategies: Comparisons of Cow-calf Returns

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.


Editor(s):
Marchant, Mary A.
Bosch, Darrell J.
Subject(s):
Issue Date:
2012-11
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/137129
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 44, Number 4
Page range:
577-592
Total Pages:
16
JEL Codes:
Q10; Q15; Q19




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