University of Illinois researchers found that feeding co-products and cornstalk residue in the winter can save cow-calf producers up to $1 per day per cow compared to feeding hay.
Feeding calves high-priced hay needs to be a bridge from one low-cost production scenario to the next.
Winter feeding is one of the largest expenses for ranchers, and hay production and feeding is one of the major labor requirements in the annual management of a cattle operation. Researchers across the country have long
Temperatures drop, sunshine dims and pastures stop growing. That’s when cow nutrition becomes critical.
Lots of data and producer experience support the importance of protein supplementation with low quality forages or winter grazing.
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Ways to cut your feed bill, short- term and long-term.
Supplementation may be necessary to achieve desired calf development and subsequent lactation.