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Purina - Feeding and grazing Content

Rotational grazing benefits both your pastures and your herd.
  Rotational grazing can provide pastures with higher yields and also allow for more efficient utilization of your forage resources. Here are some quick tips to help you get the most out...
Proactive fly control, water access, and a supplementation program can help promote consistent cow performance through spring and summer.
Late spring and early summer pastures provide essential nutrients to the cow herd, as the cow cares for herself, the calf at her side and her developing fetus. During this period, pasture management...
Fall feeding and pasture management for your cattle.
Download the FREE Feeding Guide. Use this informative reference tool to help the cattle operation on your farm or acreage become more successful and profitable.
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...