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.
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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.