Nutrition

Forage management strategies for 2012

03/09/2012 11:15:00 AM
The drought of 2011 will likely have negative impacts on our pastures that could last for years to come. ... Full story.

Improved wheat/clover pastures raise risk of bloat

03/06/2012 1:56:05 PM
It’s a big shift from worrying about not enough forage to worrying about too much and the resulting cattle-bloat issues, but that’s what’s happening in some parts of the state. ... Full story.

Try to avoid body condition loss now

03/05/2012 12:05:55 PM
The winter of 2011-2012 has brought challenges in the form of very high feed prices, and in some instances, short hay supplies. ... Full story.

Low-input heifer development

03/02/2012 11:18:45 AM
The traditional recommendation for developing replacement heifers is to feed them to achieve 65 percent of their mature weight by the beginning of the breeding season. ... Full story.

Supplementing winter rations with grain

03/01/2012 11:07:32 AM
Maintaining our cows through the various stages of pregnancy, especially through the winter months, has some unique challenges, especially when feeding low quality forages. ... Full story.

Back to Basics: Biological use of nutrients

02/28/2012 1:16:14 PM
In the second post of this series, we are going to discuss the biological use of nutrients or in other words how cattle prioritize the use of nutrients for use within the animal. ... Full story.

Forage silage alternatives sought in wake of drought

02/27/2012 10:50:00 AM
Silage worries have producers asking a lot of questions as spring planting nears, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service specialist. ... Full story.

Nutrition and fetal programming

02/21/2012 4:05:58 PM
For years cattle industry experts have been talking about the importance of meeting the protein and energy requirements of beef cows especially during the third trimester of pregnancy. ... Full story.

When should we give colostrum and what should we use?

02/20/2012 3:24:58 PM
When everything goes according to plan, a newborn calf will get up and drink his full dose of colostrum from his mother. But what if that doesn’t happen? ... Full story.

It’s nearly Spring in Oklahoma…maybe

02/20/2012 10:53:29 AM
Spring has not quite sprung in Oklahoma, though it is hard to tell since we have had very little you could call winter. ... Full story.

Pulling cattle off wheat  

02/17/2012 2:47:51 PM
Jeff Edwards demonstrates how to identify first hollow stem in wheat pasture. ... Full story.

Cattle nutrition course offered through AgriLife Extension

02/16/2012 2:33:27 PM
Cattlemen will have a chance to improve their feed management skills during a three-month series of seminars sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. ... Full story.
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Ask the expert: Mixing cows from drought-stricken ranches

10/19/2012
We’re buying young cow from drought stricken ranches and moving them to ours. Do we co-mingle or segregate for how long? Full story.

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