Environment Effects On Grazing Livestock

BROOKINGS - A newly updated South Dakota State University publication examines nutritional needs of grazing livestock and how the environment factors into those needs.
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SDSU Extension Extra 4037, entitled, “Effects of the Environment on the Nutritional Needs of Grazing Livestock” is available online at http://agbiopubs.sdstate.edu/articles/ExEx4037.pdf. Or ask at your county Extension office.

SDSU Extension Dairy Specialist Alvaro Garcia and Cody Wright, SDSU Extension beef specialist, wrote the publication. It looks closely at energy levels and the necessity for maintaining critical nutrients in livestock grazing feed.

Garcia and Wright provide maintenance requirement multipliers and consider walking distances, seasons and temperatures, and forage quality in the work, along with several other factors that affect grazing livestock.

Supplement choices, as well as feed intake regulation, are among topics covered in the publication. Producers using it could enhance their approaches towards grazing strategies because the publication’s wide-ranging focus offers many key answers with updated information.

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