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We can create a cow that is in tune with nature and turns a profit.
With the wide range of beef cattle breeds utilized in the United States, it can be difficult to choose the right breed for each operation. Additionally, the diverse climate, landscape and feed availability seen throughout Oregon further complicate this decision.
Monitoring body condition is a management tool for evaluating the nutritional status and energy reserves of beef cattle.
Introduction Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is well known as an excellent source of protein and energy for beef cattle. One ton of alfalfa hay contains as much protein as 2/3 ton of soybean meal and as much digestible energy...
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.
Good nutritional status is one of the most important factors in successful reproduction. This article reviews the nutritional demands, nutrient requirements, and nutrient content of common feeds for mature cows and first-calf heifers after calving and into the breeding season.