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Managing Cattle Through a Drought
Forage-based livestock operations can manage herds and forage to limit the damaging effect droughts in accordance with weather severity and the stage of the drought, advise a team at the University of Georgia. ...
Grazing Winter Small Grains
Grazing winter small grains can be an easy and profitable way to start grazing early in the season, but requires proper management of the crop and livestock for success, according to Marvin Hall, Professor of Forage Management, Penn State University....
Forage Testing and Selenium For Cow Fertility, Workshop Advises
A Scottish beef operation has hosted a workshop looking at maximising fertility and production highlighting the importance of minerals and trace elements and forage testing....
Are Cover Crops in Your Forage Supply?
When it comes to cover crops, a wealth of possibilities range from winter rye and triticale and even spring oats combined with turnips or tillage radishes. ...
Don't Waste Silage Additive: Here's How Not To
Unless silage additive is sited and calibrated appropriately , farmers can be guilty of 'throwing money away', warns a forage specialist. ...
Predicting the Future: Will Alfalfa Survive This Harsh Winter?
The polar vortex and a prolonged cold weather have led many producers to wonder: Will forage stands survive the winter?...
Silage Shrinkage: What Does the Data Say?
Minimizing silage shrinkage could save over $10,000 of lost forage a year on a 100 cow family farm, according to an Virginia State University expert. ...
Understand Consumption When Feeding Calves
Calf shed workers can often be working with calves one day to 12 weeks old which all have vastly different needs....
Altering Dietary Calcium Does Not Influence Tenderness in Cattle Fed Zilmax
A team of Kansas State researchers have found that dietary calcium does not alter meat tenderness in cattle fed the recently withdrawn beta-agonist Zilmax....
Beef –The Inefficiency of Too Much Fat
The UK's Levy Board estimates £339 million was paid to farmers in 2010 for fat trim, a waste product. ...
Year Old Hay: A Good Deal?
Protein and energy supplementation are advisable if older feed will constitute the rest of the winter's feeding programme, Canadian cattle specialist Barry Yaremcio advises. ...
Canadian Feed, Grains and Grassland Efficiency Research Review
Manure composition, a new bloat-free legume variety and the nutritional value of distillers dried grains and solubles are explored in this review of forage and grassland research undertaken by the Beef Cattle Research Council....
Are Cows Eating Our Food?
Kentucky University's Dr Roy Burris examines the balance between human food and animal feed and describes a recent report analysing food chain resource competition....
Is Hay Still the Best Choice to Winter Cows?
Using more corn this winter could bring savings this year, according to cow/calf specialist Warren Rusche in an analysis of the price of hay against the much cheaper corn....
Weed Management Is Important for Maintaining Healthy Pastures
A University of Arkansas Professor says that canopy cover is the best prevention against encroaching weeds. ...
 
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