Forage Research

Several small plot studies and beef cattle grazing projects are underway.

Cows grazing in a pastureOngoing Research Programs:

  1. Determining the effects of various forage species on the production and quality of forage-finished beef during summer months. (USDA-SARE funded). See the You Tube overview video of this project below.
  2. Examining forage type and oil supplementation effects on growth and reproductive parameters of beef replacement heifers from tall-fescue based systems.
  3. Variability of ergot alkaloids in wild-type toxic tall fescue over the calendar year.