Summary and Implications
Forage is the most common and most variable input for beef production. NIR analysis allows a convenient means to evaluate the feedstuff input and facilitate balancing of an adequate ration. In years with extended periods of unfavorable harvest conditions, feed evaluation may be of more importance due to the greater chance of feed variability and reduced quality.
Iowa State University
Dahlke, Garland R.; Leu, Byron; Schwab, Denise; Sellers, H. Joe; Doran, Beth; and McDonald, Clint
"2010–2011 Beef Forage Summary,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 658, ASL R2686.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol658/iss1/18