Annual cool-season forage systems for fall grazing by cattle
Extending the grazing season is one method that beef producers can use to reduce the need for preserved forages and supplements as these are the major inputs influencing profitability of their operations. Annual forages planted during mid- to late-summer have great potential for extending the grazing season into the fall and early winter in northern Colorado and similar environments. The development of forage systems for livestock operations must start with selection of forage species/cultivars that can yield enough biomass and have a high enough nutritive value to meet the requirements of the ...
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