Posts Tagged ‘rations’

Feeding beef cows a balancing act after drought

January 24th, 2013

Iowa beef producers have to balance dietary and nutritional considerations with getting the most value for their dollar after feed prices skyrocketed this winter as a result of last year’s drought, said an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef cattle expert. Read more…

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Winter Ration Considerations

January 23rd, 2013

Seems like we’ve been working with cattlemen for the last six months on building their winter rations, but there are still some of you who are still developing winter rations. Adele Harty from SDSU has a good article on considerations for winter rations. However, remember that their grass is quite different from ours in Iowa so the ration recommendations may need modification.

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Alternative Cow Rations

January 14th, 2013

Joe Sellers, our beef specialist in southcentral Iowa, just recorded a presentation on alternative rations for beef cows following last year’s drought. Let us know what you think of the videos we’ve posted to YouTube.

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Treating Corn Stover to Improve Digestibililty

December 31st, 2012

Lately we’ve had a number of producers who are interested in the alkali treatment of corn stover for feeding cows. Dan Loy explains the process and procedures of converting stalks to feed in this YouTube video.

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Using Corn Silage

December 28th, 2012

Check our Russ Euken’s presentation on using corn silage in finishing rations at the IBC YouTube page.

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