High level of nitrates have been detected in forages this year in South Dakota and other states. Depending on where you live, it could be due to weather conditions, fertilizer, previous crop, or a combination.
Research supports fat as part of a healthy diet and consumers are demanding high-quality beef, and the beef industry has seen a rebound of grade because of increased emphasis on genetics, says Dale Woerner, Texas Tech.
Hot and dry cornfield conditions are breeding grounds for dangerous aspergillus ear and kernel mold that produces aflatoxins. This toxin is a carcinogen, can harm livestock and can lead to rejection at the elevator.
Stressed cattle have elevated nutritional requirements and decreased appetite. A double whammy when all you want is for them to eat, grow, and not get sick. Having the right supplement in the pen can be a life-saver.