MaxQ Success Story - Joe Davis

Joe Davis

Westminster, SC

We have 174 acres of novel endophyte fescue on our farm. All but 12 acres is Pennington’s Jesup MaxQ. We have another herd on a nearby rented farm that has toxic Ky 31 fescue on it. This year, the cows on the MaxQ pastures have body condition scores of 7 plus compared to maybe a score of 5 for the cows on the rented farm. I have weaning weight records going back some 8 years that show the difference between MaxQ and Ky 31. In 2013, adjusted weaning weights for the steer calves raised on the MaxQ pastures averaged 717 lbs. versus 616 lbs. for steers raised on the rented farm. Heifer calves on MaxQ pastures averaged 643 lbs. compared to 588 lbs. for the heifers reared on Ky 31 pastures.”

Joe Davis


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