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Title: Continuous vs rotational stocking of warm season grasses at three stocking rates
Year: 1996
Author(s): Anderson, B.
Source Title: Proceedings of the American Forage and Grassland Council
Source Type: Proceedings
pages: 110
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Abstract: Pastures containing big and little bluestem, indiangrass, sideoats grama, and switchgrass were stocked with 2.1, 2.7, and 3.3 yearling steers/acre from June to August. Continuous stocking and six-paddock rotations were used. Grazing terminated early on most continuously stocked pastures due to low herbage mass. As stocking rate increased, ADG declined; continuous stocking produced highest (1.6 lbs) and lowest (.69 lbs) ADG. Gain/acre was unaffected by stocking rate using rotational stocking (224 lbs/acre) but declined from 250 to 133 lbs/acre as stocking rate increased using continuous stocking. Continuous stocking caused big bluestem to replace little bluestem and indiangrass and caused a slight decrease in stands.
Publisher: American Forage and Grassland Council. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada