Department of Animal Husbandry, Department of Biochemistry
Alfalfa hay has been recognized for many years as being a high-quality roughage for cattle. However, some cattle feeders in the state prefer prairie hay over alfalfa hay.
The experiment reported here was designed to compare the performance of calves wintered on (1) alfalfa hay alone, (2) a mixture of alfalfa hay and prairie hay, (3) prairie hay and soybean meal pellets, and (4) prairie hay alone. In addition to these companions, some studies were made on the effect of winter gains on summer performance of the calves when grazing native prairie pasture.
overwintering calves, wintering vattle, alfalfa hay nitritional value, prairie hay nitri
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Embry, L. B.; Dittman, A. C.; and Gastler, G. F., "Wintering Calves with Alfalfa Hay or Prairie Hay" (1958). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 466.