In winter, cattlemen and women often use harvested forages or crop residues as the primary diet for their cattle when most grazing forages go dormant. These feedstuffs may not meet the dietary requirements of the animal, however. In this webinar, which is available to view on demand, Dr. Tyron Wickersham of Texas A&M, Dr. Eric Bailey of the University of Missouri and Dr. Mary Drewnoski of the University of Nebraska, will cover the importance of supplementation of the herd when generally lower quality feedstuffs make up a majority of the animals' diet specific to regions across the U.S.
About the speakers:
Assistant Professor, University of Missouri
Dr. Bailey is the State Extension Specialist: Beef Nutrition for the University of Missouri Extension. He is a fifth-generation rancher raised on a commercial cow-calf and stocker operation outside of Santa Rosa, New Mexico.
Associate Professor, Texas A&M University
Dr. Wickersham teaches courses in animal nutrition at the graduate and undergraduate levels. His research focuses on improving the economic and environmental sustainability of beef cattle production by improving the efficiency of forage utilization and the adoption of coproducts as a feed resource.
Beef Systems Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dr. Mary Drewnoski is a Beef Systems Specialist with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to joining UNL, she spent time learning and working in cattle systems in many locations across the U.S. including: Kentucky, North Carolina, Iowa, and Idaho.