Feeds are not of constant composition. Unlike chemicals, which are “chemically pure” and thus have a constant composition, feeds vary in their composition for many reasons. So, what is the value, then, of showing composition data for feeds?
Cattle nutrition has been the focus of the latest BEEF Daily and Greeley Hat Works photo contest. The theme is “Bellied up to the feedbunk,” and it’s time to announce the 15 finalists. Readers can now vote for their favorite photograph, with the top two vote-getters earning a $300 Greeley Hat Works hat....More
Feeds are not of constant composition. Unlike chemicals, which are “chemically pure” and thus have a constant composition, feeds vary in their composition for many reasons. So, what is the value, then, of showing composition data for feeds?...More
Listed below are 280 commonly used cattle feedstuffs and their nutritional breakdown. Use this sortable chart to find out the nutritional value of your feedstuff. Please click on each feedstuff to see the complete nutritional breakdown....More
Livestock producers should not expect much more adjustment to corn prices during the 2015-16 crop year, say analysts with the Livestock Marketing Information Center. Though acres planted to corn are expected to be less, carryover should be higher....More
USDA’s latest Cattle Inventory report says expansion of beef cow numbers, which hit a 50-year low in 2013, is underway. In fact, USDA predicts that U.S. beef producers will add 750,000 cows each year between 2016 and 2019.
With fewer pasture acres available for grazing today, and an overcapacity in cattle feeding facilities, some experts believe that confined cow-calf production could be one solution that will allow new producers to enter the cow-calf business. This week’s online poll is: “Does confinement have a future in cow-calf production?” Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section after voting.