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Oct 2018Energy 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...
Oct 2018This Appendix is associated with the publication titled "Balancing Diets for Beef Cattle."
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.