Feedlot Focus

Angus VNR: When are cattle done?

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NDSU Feedlot School Set for Jan. 22-23

Cattle producers, feeders, backgrounders, feed industry personnel, animal health-care suppliers and others will have an opportunity to learn more about feedlot production, nutrition, manure management and marketing during the annual North Dakota State University Feedlot School set for Jan. 22-23, 2020, at NDSU’s Carrington Research Extension Center. “Feeding cattle is a decades-old business with lots…

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Achieving optimal feed intake with bunks

By : Pete Anderson, former Extension beef cattle specialist and Dan O’Connor, former graduate student, Courtesy of University of Minnesota Extension Quick facts Maintain adequate bunk space and use the entire bunk. Feed at the same time each day, matching feed offered to feed consumed. Don’t increase and change the diet on the same day.…

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Days Ensiled Improves Starch Availability

By : Corey Catt, Forage Product Specialist,Courtesy of lathamseeds.com   Science has enabled us to delve deeper into the feed bunk and discover some hidden secrets of the silage fermentation process. At Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, we evaluate hybrids to help guide the selection process for both nutritionists and farmers. Nutritionists are focusing on the conversion…

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CAB Insider and Market Update

By Paul Dykstra December 18, 2019 Cash fed cattle prices remained firmer last week with instances of $120/cwt. live trade in Iowa, while eastern Nebraska saw the top end of $190/cwt. dressed, resulting in a weekly live average of $119/cwt. Two weeks ago the federally inspected 679K head total harvest was the largest since 2011.…

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