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Forage programs can be a great way to diversify and feed a beef cattle herd, but ensuring the forage program is being maximized to its full potential can be tricky. 

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For farmers looking for cost-effective ways to produce forage in dry environments, sorghum offers some exceptional opportunities.

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Probiotics have become more popular with consumers in recent years. In the past, probiotics were only associated with foods such as yogurt, but as probiotics become more readily available to us in so many forms, education regarding the benefit of probiotics have driven researchers to dig deeper into the function of good bacteria.

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History tells us drought conditions come and go. This tells cattle producers three things: At some point in time they will have to deal with drought conditions, they will have to recover from these dry conditions and, finally, they should prepare for the next time drought occurs.

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It was the second dead cow that really got our attention.

Earlier that week, I had received a call from a rancher who had found one of his cows dead in a pasture.

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When operating costs are high and cattle prices are low, cutting back on nonessentials is often the first step to tightening the purse strings. So what counts as a necessity? What should be cut? Answer: Not minerals.

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