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Feed & Nutrition

Learn about all aspects of cattle nutrition from harvest and storage to balancing rations with forage, byproducts and supplements.

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Most cow-calf producers look forward to pasture turnout for many reasons – reduced labor being one of the biggest.

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Creep feeding provides supplementary nutrition to nursing calves. It can increase a calf's daily rate of gain, as well as weaning weight. Whether it will benefit your production depends on several factors.

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As the first hint of green signaled spring and summer grazing would soon be here, many of us were finalizing our plans for the upcoming breeding season.

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Cover crops are a tool that can provide dual benefits – soil management and cattle feed – however, not all cover crops are suitable as a forage crop for cattle.

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In 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released the eighth revised edition of the Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle. This publication reviews the peer-reviewed scientific literature, establishes the nutrient requirements of beef cattle, identifies areas of needed research and serves as a guide to beef cattle nutritionists.

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The selenium issue is a little like professional baseball – every year brings new developments, it’s a source of avid discussion and people rely on statistics to support whatever opinion they currently espouse.

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