Cow / Calf Corner

Ammoniated Corn Residue Equal to Medium Quality Grass Hay?

By : Mary Drewnoski, Nebraska Extension Beef Systems Specialist, Ashley Conway, Graduate Student   Ammoniation can transform baled corn residue into forage that meets the energy and protein needs of a dry cow without supplementation. Photo credit Mary Drewnoski.   Ammoniation can be used to make low quality forages, like corn residue, have digestibility and…

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Do Your Cows Match Your Resources?

By : Benjamin Williamson, Instructor of Animal Science, Penn State Extension   Cattlemen typically like to boast about how good their cattle are. We like to admire how they look, how they grow, how they milk, and any other way that we can. One way that we typically take pride in our work is that…

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Feed Budgeting

By Denise Schwab, ISU Extension beef specialistA common question this time of year is “Do I have enough feed for the cows for this winter?” It seems I’ve heard this more in 2018 than prior years for numerous reasons depending on location: too dry this spring and summer, too wet all season, excessive rain at silage chopping…

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Changing Supplementation Frequency May Impact Cow Weight and Body Condition Score

By : Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension Beef Educator   Producers delivering fiber based protein supplements to cows grazing low quality forages may be able to reduce the frequency of supplementation. Photo credit Troy Walz. Listen to a discussion of the content in this article on this episode of the BeefWatch podcast. You can subscribe to…

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Hay Buying Help, and Preparation for Next Year

By : Garth Ruff, ANR Extension Educator, OSU Henry County Extension   With last week’s rain showers leaving much of the area saturated, there were limited opportunities for farming or even yardwork. I took advantage of the soggy conditions here in NW Ohio and headed south on Friday to a fairly productive couple of days…

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