While hay is often used to feed cows through the winter, current prices make corn a competitive option to feeding hay.
Learn about this risk categorization strategy that is based upon the potential for sickness and death in feeder calves.
A recent paper offers an interesting look at an alternative model for growing cattle health and performance where efficiency was achieved using less.
While it’s tempting to turn cows onto new fall growth when rains return after a drought, holding off can help pastures and cows.
Current corn prices (~$3.20 per bushel) are very competitive for inclusion beef cow diets compared to published prices for harvested forages. Corn or corn-based by-products can be used to substitute for forages and save
Underfed cows take longer to rebreed and may have difficult births.
Colder, icy, harsh winter weather means producers need to be aware of increased livestock energy requirements to ensure their animals are able to withstand the extreme outdoor conditions.
During its recent annual conference, the U.S. Animal Health Association (USAHA) discussed the need for improved traceability across the U.S. cattle marketing chain.