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Spring Calving – Don’t Stop Feeding Too Early

Spring Calving – Don’t Stop Feeding Too Early

As we begin the new calendar year, it is worth discussing and focusing our attention on preparing a plan for providing adequate nutrition to spring-calving cow herds. The time period prior to calving provides an opportune time to alter the nutrition and management...

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Top 5 Hay Mistakes

Top 5 Hay Mistakes

For a cow-calf or stocker operation, hay has the potential to be the most valuable or the most expensive commodity that is fed for supplemental nutrition during the winter months.  By avoiding these five common mistakes, you can ensure you get the maximum return for...

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Weather Effects on Cow Requirements

Weather Effects on Cow Requirements

The effects of cold weather, wind, and precipitation have significant effects on energy requirements for cattle.  Research indicates that the Lower Critical Temperature for mature beef cattle with a wet hide is 59 oF, and that for every 1 oF below that temperature...

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