publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Economic Pasture-Based Cow-Calf Systems for Appalachia

Emenheiser, Joseph Carl;
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  • Published: 06 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
Abstract
Pasture-based beef production is well-suited for the Appalachian region of the United States. This research investigated pasture, beef cattle, and economics components within the cow-calf sector of pasture beef production, and presents implications of their interplay for the vitality of the whole system. Samples of forage DM mass and CP, ADF, NDF, and ash contents in each paddock of a rotational stocking system were collected monthly for 4 grazing seasons. Effects of month, stockpiling, hay feeding, temperature, precipitation, and durations of paddock grazing and rest on forage mass and quality measurements were investigated. The system was complex and dynamic; ...
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free text keywords: Appalachia, beef, cow-calf, economics, forage dynamics, production
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