This article is focused on problems and issues feedlots are dealing with relating to market-ready cattle still in the pen three to five weeks past their normal harvest window and the feeding options available.
Beef cattle are still highly valued in the feedyard, but increasingly, so are dairy. They make up well over 10% of the United States’ total fed beef supply and produce about one-third of the nation’s total supply of Prime-grade beef.
The maps are made using seven-day forecasts based on four weather parameters – temperature, humidity, wind speed and cloud cover. Each parameter plays a significant role in the overall heat balance of feedlot cattle.