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Title: Effect of stocking rate on stocker weight gains from Alamo switchgrass in Alabama
Year: 1995
Author(s): Maposse, I. C., Bransby, D. I., Kee, D. D., Gamble, B. E., Gregory, W.
Source Title: Proceedings of the 1995 Forage and Grassland Conference
Source Type: Proceedings
pages: 24-27
Original Publication: http://  
Abstract: Alamo switchgrass has potential to improve the summer forage supply in Alabama, but appropriate stocking rates (SR) have not been determined. A study was conducted at the E V Smith and Wiregrass Experiment Stations of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station to determine the effect of SR on average daily gain (ADG) and gain/acred (G). Average daily gain decreased with increased SR, especially in September. It appears that G for the season can be maximized at 3.49 steers/acre (E.V. Smith station) and at 2.47 steers/acre (Wiregrass station).
Publisher: American Forage and Grassland Council, Lexington, KY