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Cow-calf producers often simply view creep feeding as a way to increase calf weaning weights beyond what can be produced with mother’s milk and available forage. However, the benefits of creep feeding can reach well beyond weaning weight and are summarized below:

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One of the characteristics of a ruminant animal is that it can harvest large amounts of nutrients, store it, ruminate on it, endure short-term periods of deprivation and then go make a large harvest again.

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To a forage-hungry cow, the great sagebrush sea of the West embodies the famous paraphrasing of a Coleridge quotation: water, water, everywhere – but not a drop to drink.

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Native rangelands are an integral part of the beef industry in many regions of the U.S.

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Most cattle producers can tell you the body condition score of their cattle, but do they know the condition of their pastures?

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Cover crop acreage is expected to increase in response to the USDA Risk Management Agency’s revision to the preventive planting insurance provisions, allowing producers to hay or graze a cover crop on preventive-plant acres beginning Sept. 1.

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