Survey Shows the Needs/Wants of Cattlemen

In order to be truly profitable, cattle producers need to be able to raise calves or feeder cattle that meet the expectations of the buyer. However, this is not always as apparent or easy as it would seem. Cattlemen may not be compensated for genetically superior cattle because they are not producing the type of […]


Seven Vital Trace Minerals for Cattle

Cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, selenium and zinc are trace minerals important to good cattle nutrition. Ranchers and feedlot operators need to know whether or not these minerals are available in their regions and supplement deficiencies accordingly. This TDN excerpts an article by Oklahoma State University animal nutritionist Fred Owens which identified the geographic availability […]


Feed Management

Good bunk or self-feeder management means providing cattle with fresh, nutritionally balanced, palatable feed and keeping it available to them at all times. Cattle establish consumption patterns early in the feeding pens — usually within the first two weeks. The dry matter intake of feedlot cattle can be a key to animal performance and profitability. […]


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