yearling steers, protein supplementation, native range, Russian wildrye
Seventy-six yearling, black-baldy steers were utilized in a grazing experiment to study the effect of Level of Late summer, early fall protein supplement (1 versus 2 lb., 40% all natural) and type of f all pasture (mixed native range versus Russian wildrye) on average daily gain. Cattle were purchased i n May as part of a larger group and gained at the rate of 1.4 lb. per head daily prior to initiation of the study on September 1, 1987. Average daily gain was not affected by pasture type. Steers grazing native range and Russian wildrye gained .81 and .72 lb. per head daily, respectively, during September and October. Daily gain was significantly (P<.05) greater for steers receiving 2 lb. of supplement than for steers receiving 1 lb. (1.01 vs .515 lb..per head daily, respectively). Providing 2 lb. of a 40% all natural protein supplement improved range utilization for growth.
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Wagner, J.J,; Johnson, P.S.; and Bennett, G., "Effect of Late Season Supplementation on Performance of Yearling Steers Grazing Mixed Native Range or Cool Season, Russian Wildrye Pastures" (1988). South Dakota Beef Report, 1988. 9.