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Alfalfa, high in protein, energy, and minerals, has long been a staple crop for dairy cattle herds across the US. Recent declines in dairy production are forcing many dairy out of business or to change to other commodities. In Kentucky, we have seen some dairymen moving toward beef cattle production. These producers are seeing information for their changing practices and we feel the publication, Alfalfa for Beef Cows, should be updated to meet this changing market need. Originally commissioned by the Certified Alfalfa Seed Council, this publication is in need of new, high-resolution photographs and recently published data to support the information is provides. The University of Kentucky is proposing to update this publication, is uniquely qualified to do so. UK has been performing grazing tolerance trials on alfalfa and other legumes for more than 20 years and has one of the largest forage variety testing programs in the country. Kentucky producers across the state successfully grow and graze alfalfa and have a close working relationship with the county extension offices and the three Forage Extension Specialists in the state.
|Effective start/end date||4/1/20 → 10/31/21|
- National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance: $9,464.00
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