Managing Pasture to Meet Nutrient Needs

Rory Lewandowski, Extension Agent Ag/NR Athens County

Is pasture capable of meeting a beef animal’s nutrient needs? I’ll give a typical extension answer; it depends. It depends upon how the producer manages the pasture, the species mix in the pasture, the class of beef animal in the pasture, and what nutrient needs are targeted. However, in general, with a moderate level of management, pasture should be able to meet the crude protein, energy, and to a large extent, the mineral needs, of most classes of beef animals.

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