Table 15. Steer gains on early spring grazing of 8 - acre lots.
No.
Hd.
Date
In
Wt.
In
Date
Off
Wt.
Off
Daily Gain Gain/
Acre
Crested Wheatgrass 1955 7 May 4 494 July 5 568 1.44 64
Crested Wheatgrass 1956 6 May 17 520 June 30 601 1.79 60
Crested Wheatgrass 1957 6 May 4* 478 July 3 622 2.44 108
Crested Wheatgrass 1958 6 April 29 553 June 30 680 2.02 95
Crested Wheatgrass 1959 6 May 8 529 June29 666 2.59 103
5-year Average 515 627 2.06 86
Crested-Alfalfa 1955 7 May 4 494 July 5 600 2.07 92
Crested-Alfalfa 1956 8 May 17 520 June 30 616 2.14 96
Crested-Alfalfa 1957 9 May 4* 498 July 3 639 2.36 158
Crested-Alfalfa 1958 8 April 29 550 June 30 683 2.11 133
Crested-Alfalfa 1959 8 May 8 523 June29 636 1.13 113
5-year Average 517 635 2.16 118
*Two steers in each pasture were turned out 6 days late.