Traditionally, grazed forages provide beef cows the majority of their nutrients during the spring and summer months. However, during droughts when forage production stops, alternative feeds and feeding programs need to be used utilized until forages are growing again. When deciding on an alternative feeding program there are several options to consider. The goal is […]
Forage makes up between 50 and 90 percent or more of a horse’s diet. Much of the forage part of the diet comes in the form of hay. Because it’s such a big part of the ration, a good quality hay can help keep a horse healthy, while a poor quality hay can be detrimental. […]
Nutritive value key to overall efficiency for beef cattle intake
COLLEGE STATION – An inexpensive hay test can offer the best guidance as to how much supplemental feed is required for a beef cattle herd, and at the same time, save ranchers money, according to a Texas AgriLife Research scientist.
Considering the historic drought conditions that prevail […]
Now is the time to make plans for getting the most from your hay as fall winds down and winter approaches. These tips can help:
1. Inventory the quantity of your hay on hand.
2. Work with your nutrition consultant to determine the quality of the hay you have.
3. Forage analysis can be useful. Testing hays for […]