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Forage Testing is Good Management

Testing forage and feed for nutrient quality helps ranchers ensure they are meeting nutrient requirements for optimum beef cattle performance.

Proprietary Feeding System Improves Feed Efficiency and Carcass Yield

FBN Livestock and Boveta Nutrition announce a proprietary feeding system for beef cattle that improves feed efficiency and carcass yield while reducing methane gas emissions and wet waste.

Too Much of a Good Thing: Ionophore Toxicity Discovered the Hard Way

When calves on grass drop like flies, have minimal gains and many carcasses are condemned on the rail, Kansas State University experts uncover the unfortunate cause.

Limit-Fed ‘High-Risk’ Cattle: Greater Performance, No Negative Health Effects Found

While “high-risk” cattle are often given high levels of hay or forage to aid in the transition to a milled diet, a study at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station researches ways to increase performance.

Thirty Calves Found Dead in Two Hours; Producer Seeks Answers

When a significant number of cattle died in less than two hours, a number of questions are raised. Kansas State University experts discuss this toxicology case and the answers that were found.

Protein Supplementation: What Should I Know Before Purchasing?

In developing a protein supplementation strategy, it is important to consider what is the goal of feeding the protein supplement and that not all protein sources are equal.

Supplementing Yearlings in the Summer Grazing Season: Is it Worth it?

Strategically supplementing yearlings with dry distillers grains in the second half of the summer as the grass quality declines will increase average daily gain (ADG), but will it increase returns?

Could Industrialized Hemp Have ‘High’ Potential in Low-Stress Cattle Production?

Feeding cattle industrial hemp may reduce stress levels and increase the time cattle lie down, Kansas State University researchers found in a recent study.

Winter Supplementation of Beef Calves – When Supplementation Doesn’t Pay

Many producers assume providing minimal protein supplementation to target approximately 1.0 pound/day gain during the winter is the most economical system. However, research data would suggest otherwise.

The Importance of Colostrum

Colostrum plays a large role in the health of a newborn calf. Preparing for calving season starts well before the first calf hits the ground.

Save Money With Alternative Sources of Phosphorus

Cattle producers may have a few options available to offset the rising costs of adding phosphorus to their herd’s diet, a Kansas State University beef systems specialist said.

ND Drought Creates Forage Shortage

North Dakota ranchers are experiencing an historical widespread drought and the window for forage production is closing for 2021. Many producers may not have adequate production to justify haying.

More Than Mycotoxins: Bacteria, Yeast and Other Feed Contaminants Can Affect Animal Health, Producers’ Bottom Lines

Dr. John Goeser of Rock River Laboratory hosts feed hygiene webinar as part of a seven-part mycotoxin webinar series on Phibro Academy platform.

Registration Open for Certified Angus Beef's 2021 Feeding Quality Forum

After a year of virtual events, the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand will host the 16th annual Feeding Quality Forum in Fort Collins, Colo., August 24-25. 

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Be Aware of Manganese Deficiency Risks this Winter

Minerals are essential for health and reproductive success, but also support fetal development. We easily overlook minerals and vitamins in gestating cow diets, so now is the time to plan for a strong calving season.

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Consider Mineral Deficiencies In Cattle Deaths

Ranchers need to keep in mind that the wrong quantities of minerals can be dangerous or even deadly to cattle, say experts from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

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Taxing Meat: A Fool’s Errand

Criticism of beef production is rampant worldwide, and a new international report will only further fuel activists who want your business shut down.

Don’t Wait on Winter Cow Nutrition Preparation

Develop feeding plans now to maintain body condition and reproductive performance.

Encourage the “Good Bugs”

Understanding of the cattle microbiome can provide tools for improving animal health and productivity.

Diversity in microbial populations, and the specific strains present or absent, can influence cattle health and overall performance.
Encourage the “Good Bugs”

Understanding of the cattle microbiome can provide tools for improving animal health and productivity.

Study: Forage Sorghum Silage an Option with Sugarcane Aphid Control

Forage sorghum silage in the Texas High Plains is a viable option with sugarcane aphid control, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service study.

Study: Fumonisin Not Detrimental to Beef Cattle Diets

Increasing levels of dietary fumonisin do not adversely affect feedlot cattle performance, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist in Amarillo.