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Matching Forage Resources with Cow Herd Supplementation

Author: 
Sprinkle, J. E.
Publication Date: 
May 2015
Publication Number: 
az9523-2015
Pages: 
9 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
In any supplementation program, it is essential that the forage resource be stocked in such a manner so there is adequate forage quantity available per animal unit. If forage quantity is insufficient, then the supplementation program will be ineffective. The object of supplementation programs (usually protein supplements) are to match deficiencies in forage quality in such a manner as to increase passage rate of forage and thus increase forage intake of the cow.
Revised 05/2015. Originally published 01/1996
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Contributor: 
Animal Sciences
Relation: 
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ9523
Keyword: 
forage
Type: 
Text
Subject Category: 
Animal Systems
Natural Resources and Environment
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