TITLE

Pasture finishing economical, viable option

AUTHOR(S)
Newport, Alan
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Dakota Farmer;May2011, pBP10
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the feed savings from pasture-based finishing method in calves. According to Bill Phillips, a retiree from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), he could have feed savings of almost 250 pounds of feed per calf or 30 to 60 dollars in feed costs by finishing calves on pasture when the corn cost half from its present price. It says that the data of pasture-based finishing from 2002 to 2006 indicates feed savings of 3.5 pounds per day with higher returns of 12 dollars.
ACCESSION #
61834568

 

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