UK Beef Cow Supplement Tool
Courtesy of University of Kentucky Extension Service
The UK Beef Cow Forage Supplement Tool was produced by Kevin Laurent, Jeff Lehmkuhler and Roy Burris in the University of Kentucky Department of Animal and Food Sciences and serves only as a tool to estimate forage intake and supplementation rates. Many variables such as weather conditions, body condition, animal health, palatability of feedstuffs, etc can affect actual intake and animal response to a feeding program. Actual feed/forage intake and body condition should be monitored throughout the feeding program. Cattle should also have access to a complete mineral supplement and clean drinking water at all times. Because of the many variables involved in feeding cattle, the developers of this tool make no claims for the accuracy of this program and the user is solely responsible for any outcomes that arise from the use or interpretation of output from this program.