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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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With winter just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about protein and energy supplementation again. There are many advantages to supplementing your winter feeding program with distiller’s grains or products made with distiller’ grains; however, there are also some disadvantages that need to be considered before feeding decisions are made. 

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It goes without saying that hemp production is currently a hot topic in agriculture. As is the case with almost all other agricultural or food industries where harvest, refinement or processing results in a residue or byproduct, there is also considerable interest in potential uses for hemp and its byproducts as animal feed ingredients – particularly for cattle.

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Bulls supply half the genetics for your calf crop, so you want to make sure they are fertile, healthy and sound and in good body condition through winter.

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Phytogenic, plant-based, products have gained increased interest with the passage of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) and a general increase in customer resistance to the feeding of antibiotics to livestock.

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Correctly identifying the right corn product for use with your feed inventory, within your cattle feeding region, and utilizing the right cost to assist in formulation is not an easy task given the market variation we as cattle feeders are currently subject to.

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Nitrate toxicity in cattle grazing cover crops can happen quickly and can result in multiple death losses in the herd, but the good news is it can be avoided.

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