Table 1. Body weight (BW), body condition score (BCS), and average daily gain of windrowed forage and native range grazing cows at Central Grasslands Research Extension Center, Streeter, ND, in 2005.

 

 

Treatmentsa

 

Item

CWG

BBS

FM

NR

P-valueb

Initial

 

 

 

 

 

  BW, lbc

1232

1232

1223

1223

0.10

  BCSc

    5.1

    5.2

    5.2

    5.3

0.47

Final

 

 

 

 

 

  BW, lbc

1228

1230

1232

1232

0.97

  BCSc

    5.2

   5.4

    5.2

    5.1

0.30

ADG, lb/dd

   -0.11

   -0.02

    0.15

    0.18

0.44

Change in BCSe

    0.1

   0.2

    0.0

   -0.2

0.12

Weight change/acf

   -4.0

  -1.6

  21.6

    2.2

0.17

a Treatment abbreviations CWG = crested wheatgrass/legume, BBS = big bluestem,

   FM = foxtail millet, NR = native range

b Overall P-value for treatment

c Values are averaged across replicate within treatment

d ADG = (Average Final BW – Average Initial BW)/58d

e Change in BCS = Average Final BCS – Average Initial BCS

f Weight change/ac = total weight gain/lost by paddock/ac in paddock