Figure 1.
Figure 1.

Historical relationship between stocker phase value of BW gain (from 200 to 340 kg) and cost of BW gain during the finishing period. Data are adapted from USDA (2012) and Waggoner (2012).

 


Figure 2.
Figure 2.

Nonlinear analysis of animal performance (ADG, kg/d) and forage allowance based on average forage allowance (average kg forage DM available per kg average BW; Panel A) or initial forage allowance (initial kilogram forage DM available per kilogram initial BW; Panel B) during the fall wheat pasture grazing seasons from 2003 to 2009. Data adapted from Bowman et al. (2008) and Morgan et al. (2012). Joint point was 3.5 for average forage allowance (Panel A) and 5.0 for initial forage allowance (Panel B).

 


Figure 3.
Figure 3.

Effect of stocker production and forage system on animal performance (BW gain per calf, Panel A; ADG, Panel B) and economics (total cost per hectare, Panel C; cost of BW gain, Panel D; net return per calf, Panel E; and net return per hectare, Panel F) of the stocker cattle enterprise. Within each panel, bars having different letters differ (P < 0.05). WSG = warm-season grass; WSG+S = WSG with supplementation; TF = toxic tall fescue; NF = nontoxic tall fescue; CSA = cool-season annual.

 


Figure 4.
Figure 4.

Total runoff leaving 2.6-ha wheat fields during 2005 to 2006 crop year by rainfall accumulation per 24-h event.