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Browse our wealth of news and information for advice and tips on topics ranging from baby calf health to pasture and rangeland.

Pasture and Rangeland

'Unless you test, it’s just a guess': Focus on forage testing

Forage quality is one of the most influential factors in livestock production. Providing good quality, well managed forage can decrease reliance on stored feeds, decrease the need for added supplementation, and increase animal performance. Whether for hay or grazing, the only way to determine the quality of your forage is by implementing a forage test.

Cattle Feeding

Winter tetany in beef cattle

Grass tetany is considered a problem that usually occurs when cattle or sheep are eating lush, spring grass or annual cereal forages such as rye, wheat or triticale; but, it can also occur when cattle are being fed harvested forages.

Cattle Feeding

It is time to begin the early evening feeding

It is generally accepted that adequate supervision at calving has a significant impact on reducing calf mortality. Adequate supervision has been of increasing importance with the higher price of live calves at sale time.

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