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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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Where I come from, most people feed hay during the winter. Lots and lots of hay. Feeding hay requires harvesting it or buying and increasing feed costs to the point of loss of profitability in many cases.

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Most of us know using a pour-on product requires safety measures; obviously, we aren’t strapping on our backpack of pour-on, raising our arms in the air and liberally drenching everything around us.

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How many of you consider cottonseed hulls (CSH) to be a good roughage source for mixed livestock diets? Are you crazy or have you just not read the nutrient and digestibility analysis of CSH?

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A beef producer’s ultimate goal is to find a beneficial, cost-effective feed that will meet the needs of their herd. That’s why discovering a feed that is economically and nutritionally sound is a win for any operation.

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If you want to pick a fight with someone, take a side on the debate about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on social media. GMOs are also called genetically engineered crops, transgenic crops or biotech crops.

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How would you like to save $15 per cow on your winter feeding bill? What if I told you it could be done by making one timely change to what you are feeding your cows grazing on native grass pasture?

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