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

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Many producers I’ve talked to seem interested – and exhausted – by the number of probiotic and prebiotic feed options. Yeasts, yeast derivatives, yeast cultures and dead yeast products often are called probiotics and prebiotics.

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The U.S. marketing year average corn price for 2019-20 is projected to be $3.60 per bushel. In contrast, the forecast for the 2000-21 marketing year is only $3.20 per bushel. This large decline in corn prices leads to several questions: Why have corn prices declined so sharply? What factors could keep corn prices at their current levels? And, what is the impact of lower corn prices on feed costs?

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A webinar hosted by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Iowa Beef Center informed cattle producers about feedlot considerations amid the pandemic focused on managing feedlot rations without using ethanol co-products.

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Meat processing plants across the country have gone offline in response to COVID-19 outbreaks among the workers. 

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I once asked a producer with whom I work what his favorite time of year was in regards to his cattle calendar.

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