Management Production Systems and Timing Strategies for Cull Cows

Two management systems and five timing alternatives for cull cows were compared. Data were measured at intervals for cull cows on grass vs. in a dry lot from October to April. Cows in both treatments gained weight initially but average daily gain declined following the first 42 days and cost of gain generally increased for longer feeding periods. Overall, net returns for grass-fed cows exceeded those for dry lot cows for each period at and beyond 111 days. Regression results revealed average daily gain and beginning weight positively affected net returns while feed cost per gain was inversely related to net returns.


Issue Date:
2009
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/46593
Total Pages:
20
Note:
Replaced with revised version of paper 06/04/09.




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