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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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Usually, the cheapest form of energy one can provide range cows during late fall is native rangeland that has been rested for the entire growing season.

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Nutrient requirements in early gestation aren’t much greater than maintenance requirements (unless the cow is lactating), but as the fetus grows, the cow’s nutrient needs increase.

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Proper pasture management and having a good understanding of the herd grazing environment are two key components of successful beef cattle operations.

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Chilly mornings and brisk weather mean one thing. Winter is coming. The struggles that come with winter include increased feed inputs and gearing up for calving season.

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We often hear about the pros and cons of retained ownership of calves post-weaning. I Googled it and got 1.5 million hits, so it is a popular subject. Much of the debate revolves around the following:

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Fall is quickly upon us and calves are going through lots of “stress” as they transition through weaning at this time of year. Bawling calves, developing rumens, long truck rides and new environments all add up quickly to high stress conditions. But MLS has some tools that may help, our MLS #5 Stress Tub and the HM Transition Manager Tub are both specifically formulated for high stress situations and changes in the production cycle. 

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