Cattlemen's Day, 1994; Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 94-373-S; Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 704; Beef; Beef cattle; Frequency; Supplements


One hundred twenty, pregnant, Angus x Hereford cows (1111 lb) grazing dormant bluestem range were used to evaluate whether the effect of altered frequency of supplementation on cow performance depended on the grain type in the supplement. Two supplementation frequencies (daily and three times weekly) and two grain types in the supplements (sorghum grain or corn) were evaluated. Both supplements contained 21% CP and were fed to provide 32.6 lb DM/week. Interactions were not significant. Winter weight loss through calving was greater (P#.02) for the cows supplemented three times weekly, although the magnitude of the effect was not large. Use of different grain types in the supplements did not significantly affect most performance variables.

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