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Balancing Diets for Beef Cattle

Introduction Cattle nutrition is a critical component of beef operations. Within the OSU – Beef Cattle Library, there are several articles demonstrating the importance of adequate nutrition for growth, reproduction, and immunity of beef cattle. More than 60% of annual production costs in beef operations can be associated with cattle feeding, including forage production and feed ...

David Bohnert, Reinaldo Cooke | Oct 2018 | Article

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 balance rations that meet the nutrient ...

Shelby Filley | Oct 2018 | Article

Protein Nutrition for Cattle

This article will provide some basic concepts associated with protein nutrition in cattle, aiming to help beef producers on detecting and designing nutritional strategies to enhance cattle performance and, consequently, productivity and profitability of beef operations.

Bruno I. Cappellozza | Sep 2019 | Educational Document

Nutrient requirements for growing and finishing cattle

Different classes of animals have different requirements for energy, protein, vitamins, and minerals. The specific amounts needed depend on the animal’s stage of production and the level of performance desired by the livestock manager. This table has nutrient requirements for growing and finishing cattle.

Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle (1984) | Aug 2019 | Fact Sheet

Mineral Assessment

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.

Shelby Filley | Aug 2019 | Article

Feeding beef cattle cull onions

Oregon is a domestic leader in storage onion production and Malheur and Morrow counties lead production within the state. Historically, onion producers have experienced difficulties disposing of cull onions, which are damaged onions that cannot be sold for human consumption. One of the strategies to help deal with this issue was to feed cull onions to beef cattle. This article originally appeared in the Oregon Beef Producer magazine.

Sergio Arispe | Jan 2019 | Article

Grass Seed Straw as a Forage Source for Beef Cattle

A byproduct of grass seed production is straw (residue remaining after grass seed has been harvested). While grass seed straw is generally a low-quality forage source, the ruminant animal and its microbial population can utilize it with proper nutritional management.

David Bohnert, Mike Mehren, Carl Hunt | Oct 2018 | Publication

Energy Nutrition for Cattle

Energy is the potential to perform work. In cattle, this “work” means the body functions required to keep the animal alive and also functions associated with production, such as growth, lactation, and reproduction. Energy requirements of cattle depend mainly on age, sex, body size, physiological state, and environment. To meet their energy requirements, cattle rely on intake of...

Reinaldo Cooke | Oct 2018 | Publication

Basic Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle - Breeding Cattle

This appendix is associated with the publication "Basic Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle." It contains a table of requirements for breeding cattle.

Shelby Filley | Oct 2018 | Publication

Basic Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle - Growing and Finishing Cattle

This appendix is associated with the publication "Basic Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle." It contains requirements for growing and finishing cattle.

Shelby Filley | Oct 2018 | Publication