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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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There are many ways to wean calves, depending on facilities, feed resources, calving season and climate.

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In a perfect world, cattle growth promotants would improve and increase marbling, too.

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Back in April when I wrote my last article, feed costs were at all-time record highs and – thankfully – live cattle were fetching unprecedented prices.

Since that time, we have seen a slight increase in feed prices while cash cattle have fallen steadily.

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Hay is one of the most common and expensive winter feedstuffs to produce in most regions of the country.

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Let's recap the corn acreage estimates thus far for 2011's crop. On March 31, USDA-NASS reported U.S. corn farmers intended to plant 92.2 million acres of corn this year.

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It is commonly thought that certain probiotics and direct-fed microbials (DFMs) can be used as “natural” alternatives to antibiotics in cattle.

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