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Research Project: Supplementation Rates and Its Effect on Stocker Cattle Grazing Warm Season Grasses

Location: Livestock, Forage and Pasture Management Resaerch

Project Number: 3070-21630-012-017-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 1, 2021
End Date: Apr 30, 2023

Objective:
The objective of this experiment is to measure the effects of high-protein supplement on cattle grazing mixed-grass prairie communities. Therefore, the use of cattle, specifically growing steers, is necessary for this experiment. This experiment needs to be repeated annually for 2 years to account for variation in forage production among years.

Approach:
All treatments will have a uniform moderate stocking rate (2.02 ha/steer). The treatments in this 140-day grazing experiment are 4 of no supplementation, 0.91, 1.81, and 2.72 kg of supplement per steer per day in a completely randomized block (years) design.