Many teenagers would spend spring break catching up on sleep or spending time with friends. However, 17-year-old Kylie Bos is spending it with her father, Jamie Bos, as the Michigan residents haul hay bales to various parts of flood-devastated areas of Nebraska.
Winter feeding is one of the largest expenses for cow-calf operations in the Southeast. There are a lot of options worth considering, so it is advisable to work closely with the resource people available you, to develop the most efficient plan for your cowherd.
When it comes to first-cut alfalfa, it’s best to start with the end in mind – know what quality and yield are needed for your dairy or beef cows. Higher-quality alfalfa silage can increase your relative feed value. For dairy and beef producers, this can help improve animal performance while maintaining profitability.
Kansas cattle producers are coming off what one Kansas State University official calls “one of the roughest winters” in recent memory, adding that the situation has created the need for extra attention this spring.
Grass tetany might be easily defined as a deficiency of magnesium, but for Dick Kurtz of Oregon, Mo., it just means trouble. He lost three cows in March to the disorder and is carefully watching a few more.