Feeding Grain Sorghums to Livestock



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National Agricultural Library



GRAIN SORGHUMS are the chief cultivated crops produced in the semiarid sections of the southwestern United States.

On account of the dryness of the climate, the lack of transportation facilities, and the distance from markets most of this region can be used only as range for cattle and sheep.

Most of the cattle and sheep in this area must be given some feed to carry them through the winter satisfactorily. Therefore, the importance of grain sorghums for this purpose is evident. In addition, there are times of drought when the range fails during the summer months.

As grain sorghums make good silage, they may be ensiled and held in reserve without appreciable deterioration for several years. Stockmen can thereby insure themselves against heavy losses such as frequently occur in times of protracted drought.


Feeding Grain Sorghums to Livestock