Average Nutrient Composition of Typical High Quality Pastures (dry matter basis)

Reference table of typical nutrient composition of high quality pasture.
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Average Nutrient Composition of Typical High Quality Pastures (dry matter basis)
DM, %CP, %RUP, %CPSol.P, %CPADF, %NDF, %NEL, Mcal/lbNSC (NFC), %Ca, %P, %Mg, %K, %S, %Mn, ppmCu, ppmZn, ppmFe, ppmSe, ppmVit. A, IU/lbVit. D, IU/lbVit. E, IU/lbFat, %Ash, %
Cool Season Grass, Spring2020-22204026-3043-47.72-.7515-200.50.30.1630.22708281460.0440,000--250310
Cool Season Grass, Summer2018-20303530-3448-54.68-.7214-180.50.30.1830.22708281460.0440,000--250310
Cool Season Grass, Fall2020-22254024-2842-46.71-.7417-210.50.30.230.22708281460.0440,000--250410
Mixed, Mostly Grass Pasture, Spring2021-23204025-2941-45.73-.7716-210.750.280.1630.22709282050.0440,000--250411
Mixed, Mostly Grass Pasture, Summer2020-22303529-3345-50.68-.7213-180.750.280.1830.22709282050.0440,000--250411
Mixed, Mostly Grass Pasture, Fall2022-24254024-2840-44.73-.7716-200.750.30.2130.22709282050.0440,000--250411
Legume Pasture, Spring2021-25154026-3037-41.73-.7616-201.30.30.223.30.22569301940.0440,000--2504.311
Legume Pasture, Summer2021-25203528-3239-43.68-.7215-191.30.30.223.30.22569301940.0440,000--2504.311
Legume Pasture, Fall20272040-4525-2933-38.72-.7516-201.30.30.263.310.24569301940.0440,000--2504.313
Mixed, Mostly Legume Pasture, Spring2022-24204026-3035-39.73-.7715-2010.30.163.30.2609281860.0440,000--250411
Mixed, Mostly Legume Pasture, Summer2022-24253528-3240-45.68-.7215-2010.30.2230.2609281860.0440,000--250411
Mixed, Mostly Legume Pasture, Fall2023-25204024-2836-40.72-.7615-2010.30.2330.2609281860.0440,000--250413
Sorghum-Sudangrass Pasture, 30 inches2015363534-3856-60.63-.6713-160.550.270.282.10.1689342670.0336,000--21639.5
Sorghum-Sudangrass Pasture, 40 inches2213383238-4260-65.60-.6411-140.50.30.32.60.12689342680.0334,000--2043.19.5
Kale Tops, Brassicas1216-18373528-3238-42.74-.7826-301.610.340.32.780.29521736930.03------410

Published as pages 13-14 in proceedings from "Nutrition of Dairy Cows on Pasture-Based Systems" held March 31, 2003 in Grantville, PA.

Authors

Kathy Soder

Larry Muller