Shelby Filley

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Basic nutrient requirements of beef cattle

Oct 2018
Basic Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle Introduction 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. This makes it easier for livestock managers and nutritionists to...

By Shelby Filley | Article

Improving Calf Performance by Extending the Grazing Season with Warm Season Grasses and Brassica Forages

Sep 2019
This is a report on a research project where the objectives were to determine whether grazing cow-calf pairs on warm season grasses and brassica pastures would extend the grazing season and positively affect calf weaning weights, feedlot performance, carcass characteristics, and ranch profitability.

By Shelby Filley, Janice Hunter | Publication

Reproductive management of the cowherd

Sep 2019
Sound reproductive management of the cowherd, using proven methods, is required to accomplish this goal in a manner that is economically efficient and sustains the natural resources of the ranch.

By Shelby Filley, Reinaldo Cooke | Publication

Mineral Assessment

Aug 2019
The objectives of this article are to help you perform an initial mineral assessment on diets you are feeding to your livestock and compare that to animal requirements.

By Shelby Filley | Article

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