Some cow calf producers in the Midwest and Southwest are going into winter with very limited hay supplies and standing forage. While there are alternatives, many are often expensive.
Emeritus extension specialist Glenn Selk shared a treasure trove of wisdom in 2019. Here are the six most popular.
Body condition at the time of calving is the most important factor affecting rebreeding performance of normally managed beef cows.
If used properly, wheat pasture can provide a key source of protein and energy for cows.
Estimating forage usage by cows is an important part of the task of calculating winter feed needs. Hay or standing forage intake must be estimated in order to make the calculations.
Before the breeding season begins a few simple management procedures involving your bulls can increase the likelihood of a high pregnancy percentage among your cows.
Weaning during very hot summer weather is stressful enough to the calves. Therefore, any management strategy that can reduce stress to the calves should be utilized.
Forage analysis can be a useful tool to remove some of the mystery concerning the hay that producers will feed this winter. The out-of-pocket costs of protein and energy supplements are further fuel to this advice.