beef cow, nutrition, supplement, native range, reproduction
Simmental-Angus crossbred cows grazing native range near Cottonwood, SD, were fed two precalving levels of energy supplement and two postcalving levels of protein supplement. Cow weight change and reproductive performance were similar for all treatments. Although calves from cows supplemented with higher levels of energy gained faster from birth to early May, gains to weaning were similar for all treatments.
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South Dakota State University
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Pruitt, R.J., "Effects of Level of Energy Supplement in Early Winter and Level Protein After Calving on Beef Cows Grazing Native Range" (1986). South Dakota Beef Report, 1986. 7.