Currently, residue utilization is limited by access and infrastructure. Good fencing around the available biomass resources still in the field tend to be the greatest barrier. If grazing isn’t an option, what then?
Big strides have been made since the Beef Quality Audit of 1991 pointed out changes needed to meet consumer demand. At the Feeding Quality Forum, a Certified Angus Beef executive talked about responding to those needs.
Fall-born replacement heifers are at a critical nutrition point—they need to gain about 1.5 lb. per day from weaning until breeding. But warm-season pastures are starting to decline. Adding supplemental protein is key.