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Sep 2019This 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.
Sep 2019Alfalfa is well known as an excellent source of protein and energy for beef cattle. A beef cow needs high energy hay to regain body weight after calving, produce milk for her calf, and rebreed in 40 to 90 days after calving.
Oct 2018Nutritional management of the herd needs to be properly designed to ensure optimum cattle performance while maintaining economical viability of the production system. There are several steps that producers and field personnel need to understand and follow when designing or evaluating cattle diets, including determination of animal requirements, assessment of feed inventory, and calculations to determine the type and amount of feeds that animals have to consume.
Aug 2001Value analysis of cranberries as a livestock feed in the U.S.
May 2013When the costs of gain in the finishing phase are high, heavier weight cattle are more attractive to feeders compared to lighter weight cattle. This publication discusses the pros and cons of keeping cattle on grass to gain more weight prior to entering the final growth phase before harvesting.
Feb 2004Good 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.