In the coming months feed cost and availability will be a challenge. One opportunity livestock producers can use to get ahead is to store wet or modified distiller’s grains now to be fed at a later date.
Grass tetany might be easily defined as a deficiency of magnesium, but for Dick Kurtz of Oregon, Mo., it just means trouble. He lost three cows in March to the disorder and is carefully watching a few more.
Native warm season grasses conjure up good thoughts for some and reminders of bad experiences for others according to Tim Schnakenberg, field specialist in agronomy with University of Missouri Extension.
The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) hasn’t released its November numbers past October due to the government shutdown. If they’re anything like October’s numbers, then they could be record-shattering.