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Beef cattle producers are both some of the most patient people in the world, and some of the most impatient. When weather and/or market conditions get tough, some producers get so impatient that they immediately abandon their production goals and start cutting costs everywhere they can. Others may be just the opposite and start spending money in places they absolutely do not need. In either case, the nutrition program is often the first to suffer in terms of opting for cheaper inputs, or sometimes no inputs at all as entire portions of the program are cut out. An example of this would of course be a good mineral and vitamin supplement. Having enough patience with your program, if properly formulated, has many long-term benefits to your bottom line. Calf performance tomorrow, or even next year, will be affected by what you feed or don’t feed the cow today.