The high-yield of Giant King Grass makes it a low-cost, but high quality animal feed. Plants are 2 to 2 ½ feet tall with green to blue-green leaves, rhizomatous and provide good ground cover. It also gives them the extra energy to re-grow quickly after grazing and to crowd out weeds. protein content varies widely, depending on the plant species and stage of maturity; examples are hay, grass, grain hulls, oilseed hulls; Grains high in energy and relatively low in fibre; most have a moderate protein content; examples are corn, barley, oats; Oilseeds high in protein, usually high in energy; variable fibre content They all involve grazing young grass, which is nearly always high in protein and low in energy. Grass, corn, and wheat straw (hay), some of the main foods given to cattle, aren’t very rich in protein. This grass is a good fit for high milk yielding cattle because of its high protein content and highly digestible fiber. The daily protein requirements of cattle and the percentage of protein needed in the ration are given in NRC tables. It is physiological age to which I refer. Grazing cattle on High Sugar Grass reduces the need for supplements. High Sugar Grasses improve digestibility and protein conversion. HASKELL SIDEOATS GRAMA – A long-season native, rhizomatous sideoats selection that can be used for pasture and/or hay in range seeding mixtures for grazing, revegetation of reclaimed surface-mined lands and in areas where water conservation is a problem. It has high-protein and high palatability. Limpograss is a warm-season perennial grass used by Florida beef cattle producers because of its high digestibility quality, cool-season growth and tolerance of poorly drained soils. Lucerne is not suitable for open grazing. However, if grass hay is coarse and dry (with little vitamin A or protein), you’ll need to add some legume hay to the cattle… This pasture seed mix creates highly-sustainable pastures. Giant King Grass when cut every 40-60 days is excellent animal feed. First cutting can be done at 75th day and subsequent cuttings every 25 days. It can be the entire diet or a part of a mixed ration for dairy cows, cattle, sheep, goats, camels and other animals and even pigs and some fish. Mature beef cattle can get by on rather plain hay of any type but lactating cows will need adequate protein. Environmental . With beef cattle on pasture the situation of overly high protein usually sets up in three or four scenarios. Good palatable grass hay, cut while still green and growing, can be very adequate. Bermuda grass is a popular grazing crop because of its dependability and low demand for fertilizer. Beef Bonanza boosts energy levels in livestock. High Sugar Grasses, found exclusively in the SucraSEED mixes, were developed for farmers wanting to get the most from their pastures. This is because fewer pounds of the high-energy ration are needed daily to meet the animal's energy requirement, but the protein need stays the same. Cattle prefer Beef Bonanza, which can lead to an increase in dry matter intake of up to 38%. This is not suitable for very hot or very cold climates. By young grass I don't mean it can't be a mature stand of forage. In fact, they really don’t contain much nutrition at all. The grasses' high sugar reserves make lush, thick pastures that withstand hot, dry summers and biting, cold winters. A larger percentage of protein is needed in rations with higher energy density. Bermuda grass is common in the South, and University of Florida foraging expert Glen Burton consider it an excellent crop for achieving high yields, especially in dairy operations. 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