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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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This time of the year usually brings a few questions about the toxicity of oaks. Mind you, we’re not concerned about our animals being attracted to the fall colors and eating the trees.

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Labeling feed products has become increasingly complex, both for the manufacturer and the end user. This is true not only as a result of state and federal regulation but also because of varieties of byproducts coming into use in animal feeds.

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What do both excellent cattle productivity and health ladder up to? Excellent nutrition.

A general understanding of nutrition can help you achieve your operation’s marketing and performance goals.

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Current feed and fertilizer prices have moderated relative to the highs five to 10 years ago, resulting in reduced input costs for cow-calf producers. But current cattle prices have decreased significantly compared to the highs three years ago, putting the financial squeeze on cattle producers again.

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Cattle convert grass into steak; what’s your superpower?

It is remarkable what goes on inside the rumen.

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Nutritional interventions to promote fetal programming in beef cattle has been a topic of interest to many research groups. After evaluating the existing literature, we assessed that little was known about the impacts of maternal trace mineral status on offspring productivity, including elements essential for fetal development such as copper (Cu), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn) and cobalt (Co).

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