I have a small dairy goat farm, and at the moment have 5 adult does plus 2 donkeys. In the winter they are confined to the paddock around the barn, but in spring I begin rotating them between 3 small pastures, one to two acres in size. In July, after hay harvest I let them out onto the 7 acre cut...
Cattle require certain nutrients in specific amounts in order to grow, thrive, and reproduce. This fact sheet describes the nutrients, explains common terms used in feeds and feeding, and provides lists of nutrient requirements by animal type and productivity level.
Spring planted warm-season grasses and brassica forages increased nutritional content of the diet available to grazing cow-calf pair, but pastures were slow to establish and weaning weights were not improved.
Nitrates and Prussic Acid are substances that can accumulate in certain forages and cause poisonings in livestock. Example nitrate accumulators include pigweed, Johnsongrass, and Sorghums. Example prussic acid plants include Sorghums and Johnsongrass. This presentation reviews the toxins, animal response, and testing options.