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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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History tells us drought conditions come and go. This tells cattle producers three things: At some point in time they will have to deal with drought conditions, they will have to recover from these dry conditions and, finally, they should prepare for the next time drought occurs.

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It was the second dead cow that really got our attention.

Earlier that week, I had received a call from a rancher who had found one of his cows dead in a pasture.

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When operating costs are high and cattle prices are low, cutting back on nonessentials is often the first step to tightening the purse strings. So what counts as a necessity? What should be cut? Answer: Not minerals.

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Steroidal implants, often referred to as simply implants, have been used in beef cattle for more than 60 years. In addition, there are a wide array of available implants on the market.

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Liver abscess (LA) is relatively common in feedlot cattle and older dairy cows, particularly with diets eaten in grain content.

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When working with producers, one of the biggest problems or concerns that I hear is the lack of good help. This problem with labor has become glaringly obvious not just in the agriculture sector, but in general – good help is hard to find. On top of the difficulty in finding good help is a shortage of time. I can’t say I’ve ever heard of anyone in agriculture say they have too much time on their hands.

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