Twain Butler, Ph.D.
As new technologies and cultivars are developed, livestock producers need to know the best management practices and economics prior to making the decision to adopt these new practices on their operation.
We evaluate tall fescue, alfalfa, wheat and bermudagrass grazing systems to determine the optimal forages for the Southern Great Plains. The number of grazing days, average daily gain and total gain per acre are measured so that an economic analysis can be performed in collaboration with the Center for Economic Information and Analysis.
- Production and economics of grazing cool-season forage systems
- Production and economics of grazing bermudagrass systems
- Development of high through-put phenotyping systems
- Evaluation of cover crop species (pending grant)