Summer Dry Lot Feeding of Cow-Calf Pairs – A Producer’s Perspective

Photo courtesy of Dr. Karla Jenkins.

The University of Nebraska has conducted several years of cow-calf research examining and comparing the potential for different production systems in Nebraska.  Recent research has examined feeding cows and cow-calf pairs in a dry lot during a portion of the year as an alternative to grazing grass pasture.

In this month’s BeefWatch Producer Perspective Podcast, Steve and Jordan Stroup who are part of a diversified farming, feeding and cow-calf operation near Benkelman, share how they are utilizing summer dry lot feeding of spring calving cows-calf pairs as a replacement for summer pasture. Topics discussed in the interview include:

  • History of the Stroup operation.
  • Transition from grazing pasture to feeding through the summer in a dry lot.
  • Current management practices for cow-calf pairs in a dry lot.
  • How summer dry lot feeding complements existing resources.

The BeefWatch podcast is the audio companion to the monthly BeefWatch newsletter and also features bonus interviews such as the Producer Perspective.

Posted in

Tagged keywords...