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As we approach the end of a summer season with relatively (historically, in some areas) dry conditions across much of our serviceable area, we have been receiving more calls than normal about supplemental feed for the cow herd. As always, our answer to the basic question, “What and how much should I be feeding my cows?” is straightforward – it depends. Nutrient balance in a cow herd is an ever-moving target that seems to continuously wander around as forage conditions and production cycles change across the year. However, we focus on a science-based approach, quantifying both nutrient intake and requirements in real-time, to determine what and how much cows should be supplemented at any given time