Feeding cattle in the winter can be the single, largest expense for producers, and University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Beef Specialist Roy Burris says this year will not be an exception.

"Due to high input costs, mainly grain and concentrates, this year will present a challenge to producers,” says Burris, stationed at UK’s Research and Education Center in Princeton. “There are several management practices that producers can use to lower feed costs and make their herds more profitable.”

Burris says one big way producers can decrease the amount of hay and feed they use is by extending the grazing season as long as possible.

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