Testing forages to determine a supplemental feeding program

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This year more than ever, beef producers should have their forages tested for quality. As spring-borne calves are weaned those considering holding calves for a short feeding period, or backgrounding these calves, forage is likely going to comprise 50 percent or more of their diet.



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Dr. C    
illinois  |  September, 24, 2011 at 04:31 PM

Perhaps the only bright spot of the current crisis in agriculture is a little more specificity in feeding programs, basing energy, protein, and major and micro mineral supplementation on feed testing and more exacting recommendations. Do feed companies offer testing to clients anymore? If not, there are companies that offer reasonable and accurate testing for the producer and guidelines for obtaining samples.


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