Table 20. Spring grazing trial: Five-year summary of weights and gains of yearling steers on crested wheatgrass and crested wheatgrass-alfalfa pastures.
Pasture
Nos.
Pasture type Year Average initial weight per steer lbs. Average final weight per steer lbs. Average
seasonal gain per head lbs.
Average daily gain per head
lbs.
Gain
per
acre
lbs.
1 & 3 Crested Wheatgrass 1955 494 568 74 1.44 64.3
1 & 3 Crested Wheatgrass 1956 520 601 81 1.79 60.3
1 & 3 Crested Wheatgrass 1957 478 622 144 2.40 107.7
1 & 3 Crested Wheatgrass 1958 555 680 127 2.02 95.3
1 & 3 Crested Wheatgrass 1959 528 666 138 2.64 103.2
Five-year average 515 627 112 2.06 86.2
2 & 4 Crested-alfalfa 1955 494 600 106 2.06 92.2
2 & 4 Crested-alfalfa 1956 520 616 96 2.14 96.3
2 & 4 Crested-alfalfa 1957 498 639 141 2.35 158.1
2 & 4 Crested-alfalfa 1958 550 682 132 2.10 132.0
2 & 4 Crested-alfalfa 1959 523 636 113 2.17 112.5
Five-year average 517 635 118 2.16 118.2