Stocker (grazing) and backgrounding (drylot
) systems rely heavily on forages as the predominant component of the diet, supplementing protein, energy, vitamins, and minerals as needed to optimize cattle performance.
Cows used shade extensively on California drylot
The NRCS recommendations were having me take all the animals off all the fields during winter, and put them in a drylot
. So my poor horses were stuck in a one-acre lot for several months--usually January through April.
Growth and carcass characteristics of lambs grazing cowpea, sudangrass or fed in drylot
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Muscle composition and fatty acid profile in lambs fattened in drylot
Actual emissions will depend on site-specific factors, including location, climate, soil type, type of crop or vegetation, planting area, fertilizer and chemical application, tillage practices, crop rotations and cover crops, livestock type and average weight, feed mix and amount consumed, waste management practices (e.g., lagoon, slurry, pit, and drylot
systems), and overall farm management.
A method of managing dairy cattle in which they live in large pens, and are provided all of their grains and forages.
In the United States, most operators choose the large confinement-based model with freestall or drylot
housing, whereas producers in countries with warmer climates choose the pasture-based model.
Cryptosporidium muris: prevalence, persistency, and detrimental effect on milk production in a drylot
Muscle composition and fatty acids profile in lams fattened in drylot
From 1600 h until the following morning, cattle were kept in drylot
with water and mineral blocks available.