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  1. Vol. 50 No. 4, p. 189-192
     
    Received: Aug 17, 1957
    Published: Apr, 1958


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doi:10.2134/agronj1958.00021962005000040006x

A Comparison of Grass-Legume Mixtures, Legumes, and Grass Under Irrigation as Pasture for Sheep1

  1. W. W. Heinemann and
  2. R. W. VanKeuren2

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In irrigated pasture studies with sheep, alfalfa and orchardgrass-alfalfa produced the highest liveweight gains per acre. The average daily gains were higher on legumes and orchardgrass-legume mixtures than on orchardgrass slope. The ability of alfalfa to persist under grazing was shown by the excellent stands of this legume at the end of 3 years of grazing.

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