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dc.contributor.advisorRude, Brian J.
dc.contributor.authorOloyede, Babatunde
dc.date2013
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-18T13:53:29Z
dc.date.available2020-09-18T13:53:29Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11668/20523
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study was to evaluate the nutritional profile of mono- or multi-species pastures of native warm season grasses. One of four treatments were randomly assigned to Twelve pastures: 1) BG; 2) IG; 3) Mix G; 4) Mix NG. Growing steers (n = 225) were randomly assigned to one of nine pastures. Grass samples were taken from all pastures every 28 days during a four-month period and were analyzed for nutrient composition. Bermudagrass pastures had greater crude protein and ADF, but less NDF concentrations compared with the native warm-season grasses. Crude protein, IVDMD, and NDF IVDMD concentration decreased while NDF, ADF, and Hemicellulose concentration increased as grasses matured. Steers grazing IG and Mix G pastures gained more weight and consumed more forage than those on BG pastures. It appears that native warm-season grasses may offer a viable alternative to BG for grazing cattle during the summer.
dc.publisherMississippi State University
dc.subject.lcshGrasses--Nutrition.
dc.subject.lcshGrasses--Variation.
dc.subject.lcshPastures--Nutrition.
dc.subject.otherNutritional profile
dc.subject.othernative warm-season grass
dc.subject.othermono- or multi-species
dc.titleNutritional Profile of Native Warm-Season Grass Grown as a Mono- or Multi-Species Pasture
dc.typeThesis
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Animal and Dairy Sciences
dc.publisher.collegeCollege of Agriculture Life Sciences
dc.date.authorbirth1985
dc.subject.degreeMaster of Science
dc.subject.majorAnimal Nutrition
dc.contributor.committeeRyan, Peter L.
dc.contributor.committeeWard, Stephanie R.


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