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2016 Nebraska Beef Cattle Reports


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A sorghum- sudangrass hybrid, oats, and foxtail millet were compared using two planting dates and two irrigation levels in western Nebraska following irrigated winter wheat. In 2012, regardless of planting date and irrigation level, the sorghum- sudangrass hybrid produced more dry matter tons than oats and millet (2.0 vs. 1.3 and 1.2, respectively). In 2013, the sorghum- sudangrass hybrid and oats produced more dry matter tons than millet (1.0 and 1.1 vs. 0.64, respectively). Th e earlier forages could be planted, the more dry matter tons were produced before frost. Across planting dates and water level, crude protein was 11– 16% DM and total digestible nutrients were 62– 67% DM.

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