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Each class of beef cattle has defined nutritional needs and uses the total nutrients consumed each day in a certain order of priority.
Lack of forage (quantity and quality) is the cause of many cattle being in less-than-desirable body condition going into the winter - the next few months are going to be critical, regardless of whether your cows calve in the fall or spring, due to bull turn-out and calving season rapidly approaching.
Summer is here! I don't think that's news to anyone but perhaps we need a reminder about some things that go along with summer.
Feeding tips to reduce labor, reduce feed costs or increase cow response to supplemental feeding.
Most climatologists say that 2007 is a wet year during an extended drought. Let's hope they're wrong, but what if they're not? How do we fully capitalize on our good fortune this year? One way is to optimally utilize forage reserves with a complementary supplemental feeding program.
"Chasing the silver bullet" is probably the most common mistake made by professional stocker producers.
Anyone who's been through even one calving season has most likely dealt with calving difficulty.
The value of mineral supplementation is either discounted or overlooked by many beef cattle producers. Mineral supplements make up a small part of the total diet, but can play a big role in the overall performance of beef cattle.
When I was attending the TCU Ranch Management Program in the 1970s, Mr. John Merrill referred to basic facts or truths about production biology as "hitching posts" because they don't change.
If your females have too much body condition to make up before the breeding season, there are some practices you may want to consider.