2010–2011 Beef Forage Summary—Cutting Dates and Quality Results [report]

Garland R. Dahlke, Byron Leu, Denise Schwab, H. Joe Sellers, Beth Doran, Clint McDonald
2012 unpublished
A.S. Leaflet R2685 Garland Dahlke, extension program specialist, Iowa Beef Center; Byron Leu, extension beef program specialist; Denise Schwab, extension beef program specialist; Joe Sellers, extension beef program specialist; Beth Doran, extension beef program specialist; Clint McDonald, extension beef program specialist Summary and Implications Delayed harvest and subsequent advances in maturity decrease quality as does rain leached hay that has been cut. Both situations result in increased
more » ... y fiber content relative to available energy and protein. Quality of first cutting grasses tends to be more affected by advanced maturity. Legume or legume mixed forage may tend to have a greater quality reduction from rain leached windrows.
doi:10.31274/ans_air-180814-858 fatcat:f33lyi6d55ed5o4poxdcooixqu