University of California

Range cow supplementation


John R. Dunbar
Neil K. McDougald
Audrey S. Jenkins
Dave A. Daley
Bart L. Topping
William E. Frost

Publication Information

Hilgardia 42(5):8-10. DOI:10.3733/ca.v042n05p8. September 1988.

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California annual rangeland pasture is generally poor in the fall and in short supply during winter. To correct deficiencies and maintain acceptable performance, ranchers usually provide supplemental nutrients to the range beef cow herd during the later part of the dry forage season (July to October) and the inadequate green forage season (October to January). Low profit margins, rising costs of supplemental feed and labor, and other expenses involved in distribution make the decision to supplement an important one.

Dunbar J, McDougald N, Jenkins A, Daley D, Topping B, Frost W. 1988. Range cow supplementation. Hilgardia 42(5):8-10. DOI:10.3733/ca.v042n05p8
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