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The Center for Native Grasslands Management




Title: Optimizing beef production grazing cool-season and warm-season pastures
Year: 1988
Author(s): Klopfenstein, T., Lewis, M.
Source Title: Proceedings of the Nebraska Forage and Grassland Council
Source Type: Proceedings
pages: 6-10
Original Publication: http://  
Abstract: Cost of gains of yearling cattle on summer pasture are now quite low. This is because of deflated land prices and because the animals do the harvesting. In much of eastern Nebraska, only smooth brome is available for summer grazing. We all know too well that smooth brome produces large amounts of excellent quality grass in May and June but grows very little in July and early August. On the other hand, warm-season grasses provide large quantities of excellent quality forage during the summer months.
Publisher: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
Editor(s): B. Anderson
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