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The Effect on Digestibility and Production of Protein and Energy Supplementation of Stocker Cattle on Intensively-Managed Grass Flood-Meadow Pastures

Dale R. ZoBell, Utah State University
K C. Olson, Utah State University
C A. Stonecipher, Utah State University
R D. Wiedmeier, Utah State University


In Utah retained ownership of calves beyond weaning is very low (USDA). This may be due to factors such as cash flow but also increased financial risk and the potential for negative or low value-added opportunities. Pastures could provide for increased value-added and retained ownership opportunities through stocker cattle (yearlings on grass) on irrigate d and intensively-managed pastures.