A.S. Series 79-8
At times seedings of small grains, grasses and legums become heavily infested with weeds because of inadequate cultural practices or weather conditions favoring growth of various weeds more than the seeded crop. Under such conditions, the weed crop may offer some potential feed for cattle and sheep if cut at the proper stage from the standpoint of weed control and the most potential as a possible feed source. Numerous questions have been asked in past years as to the feeding value of crops where weeds make up a major portion of the total forage. Questions are also raised as to harvesting and storage methods and how such potential feedstuffs might be used to the greatest advantage in rations for cattle and sheep.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Embry, L. B. and Bush, L. F., "Weed Crops for Silage" (1979). South Dakota Cattle Feeders Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1979. 13.