Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

By budgeting irrigated pasture growth rates, managers control forage levels and animal performance

Authors

Melvin R. George
Marya E. Robbins
Fremont L. Bell
William J. vanRiet
Gary Markegard
David F. Lile
Charles B. Wilson
Quinton J. Barr

Authors Affiliations

M. R. George is Cooperative Extension Range and Pasture Specialist is Graduate Research Assistants in Agronomy and Range Science, UC Davis; M. E. Robbins is Graduate Research Assistants in Agronomy and Range Science, UC Davis; F. L. Bell as Farm Advisors in Glenn-Colusa counties, Stanislaus County, Humboldt County and Yuba-Sutter counties, respectively; W. J. wan Riet as Farm Advisors in Glenn-Colusa counties, Stanislaus County, Humboldt County and Yuba-Sutter counties, respectively; G. Markegard as Farm Advisors in Glenn-Colusa counties, Stanislaus County, Humboldt County and Yuba-Sutter counties, respectively; D. F. Lile is Graduate Research Assistants in Agronomy and Range Science, UC Davis; C. B. Wilson as Farm Advisors in Glenn-Colusa counties, Stanislaus County, Humboldt County and Yuba-Sutter counties, respectively; Q. J. Barr is a Graduate Research Assistant in the School of Natural Resources, Humboldt State University.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 46(3):27-30. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n03p27. May 1992.

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Abstract

Traditionally, little control is exerted over grazing on irrigated pasture. Today, however, with controlled grazing and feed budgeting, the pasture manager can use grazing stock to control forage levels, and forage levels can be used to control animal performance. Pasture budgeting can be applied to California's irrigated pastures when estimates of expected pasture growth are available, according to an ongoing study.

George M, Robbins M, Bell F, vanRiet W, Markegard G, Lile D, Wilson C, Barr Q. 1992. By budgeting irrigated pasture growth rates, managers control forage levels and animal performance. Hilgardia 46(3):27-30. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n03p27
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