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Performance record keeping for beef cattle production is essential for informed selection, culling and management decisions, which all have an economic impact on your operation. Weaning weight of a calf is an indication of the preweaning growth of the calf and the milking ability of the dam. In order to objectively compare the performance of […]
Should I plant Summer Annual Forage Grasses? It’s never too early to be focused on the next potential forage stressor – Summer. In the Southeast we are no stranger to the long, hot, dog-days of summer and the impacts we see on forage availability throughout the grazing season. We are fortunate that much of our […]
What is an ionophore? An ionophore is a feed additive used in beef cattle rations to improve feed efficiency and animal gains. Ionophores improve fermentation characteristics in the rumen, which leads to improved production efficiency. These additives are also known for their ability to help with the control of bloat, coccidiosis and acidosis. The primary forms […]
Be careful how you answer that question. Cost and expense are two different things. Everyone worries about the expense of building barns for hay storage. Yes, barns are a big capital expense. Sometimes the method with the least expense ends up costing you the most. For this article we will review three different hay storage […]