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Simple Ration Formulation: Pearson's Square

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Publication Number: P2632
Updated: September 26, 2016
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Pearson’s Square is a simple, quick way to calculate the amounts of feed necessary to meet a nutrient requirement of livestock and other animals. This method is most effective when only two feeds are being used. For example, when two grains are mixed for part of a total mixed ration (TMR) or as a supplement to pasture feeding, Pearson’s Square can be used to determine what quantity of each grain would be needed to achieve a specific nutrient level in the mixture.

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Extension Agent IV*
Pike County Extension Agent; Agriculture and Natural Resources; 4-H Youth Development; County Extens

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