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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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The quality of hay fed to a beef heifer the next 60 days of winter will determine the vigor of her calf to be born next spring—and whether she can rebreed to calve the next year.

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Good nutrition for the entire herd is a key factor in producing high-value calves.

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Minerals are essential nutrients. Sodium, chlorine and potassium help maintain fluid balances in the body and blood.

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Second-trimester, third-trimester nutrition may impact long-term cow and calf production.

Cattle producers continue to experience the aftermath of this summer’s nationwide drought. Cows have been challenged to maintain body condition and, in many cases, are going into winter in less-than-desired condition.

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Wheat pasture is a great resource for providing forage resources to cattle in the late fall, winter and early spring when other options are limited.

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A laboratory test using beef cattle rumen fluid can pinpoint which forages will be best utilized by Texas livestock, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.

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