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Advice from the professionals on getting the most benefit from your spring forage.
When showing cattle, you want the judge to see all of their attributes. Boost your calf's chance of being noticed with proper feeding management before and during the show.
Radio interview source: Dr. Steve Blezinger, Animal Mangement/Nutrition Consultant, Reveille Livestock Concepts Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Raising calves to show in...
Market cull cows and supplement feed to rest
In a drought year, forages are low in both quality and quantity, which can leave cows thin and undernourished. Less-than-optimal body conditions can have reproductive consequences not only this year...
12 feeding strategies for heat-stressed cattle
Alvaro Garcia, South Dakota State University Extension Dairy Specialist, shares this checklist of feeding strategies to reduce drops in cow intake during hot weather: 1. Feed early in the morning (5...
When drought makes grass scarce, weeds can kill
A producer and a veterinarian in western Kansas recently called in the expertise from the Production Animal Field Investigation Unit with the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Kansas State...
Your pasture may look healthy, but visual appraisals don't indicate nutrient content. Have forage samples analyzed to be sure your animals get the best nutrition.
Radio interview source: Dr. Ed Rayburn, Extension Forage Agronomist, West Virginia University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below It's a good idea to have...
Summer is just around the corner with pastures greening up for grazing.
Summer is just around the corner with pastures greening up for grazing. As you start transitioning your cattle to pasture, there are a few tips to help make that transition successful for you...
Creep feeding your calves prior to weaning may add pounds to your calves
Creep feeding your calves prior to weaning may add pounds to your calves, help them transition during weaning and relieve lactation stress for your cows. Planning ahead and following a few easy...
Creep feeding provides additional nutrients to nursing livestock.
Radio interview source: Dr. Jane Parish, Extension Beef Specialist, Mississippi State University Creep feeding provides additional nutrients to nursing livestock, and helps them transition to dry...
Watch your animals as they graze during the winter, as it can lead to stunted pasture growth in the springtime.
Livestock can often find something green to nibble during the winter, but you have to be cautious. Over-grazing and hooves can stunt pasture re-growth in the spring. Radio interview source: Hugh...