Calculating the Energy Requirements of Brood Cows in Cold Weather

How much do the energy requirements of cows increase during the cold weather? This depends on the magnitude of the cold, and if it occurs under dry or wet conditions. See the calculations below. Under cold, dry conditions:  Lower critical temperature…

Alternative Feeding Strategies for Beef Cattle During Drought

Dry climatic conditions that persist into the summer and early fall may limit grazed and stored forage availability in beef operations. When dealing with dry periods, it is important to design a feeding program that fully utilizes local feed resources.…

Protein Supplementation: Natural vs. Non-Protein Nitrogen Sources

Protein is an important nutrient in beef cattle diets. Young, rapidly growing animals and high-performing lactating animals often require protein supplementation. Because of the high cost of protein supplementation, optimizing the use of protein in the ration is needed. This…