Factors and Feeds for Supplementing Beef Cows
- Date of Publication
- January 25, 2022
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A beef cow requires energy, protein, minerals, and vitamins in her diet to perform several functions, including body maintenance, activity, weight gain, reproduction, and milk production, which all require nutrients. The success or failure of a supplementation program for grazing beef cows primarily depends on quantity and quality of available forage being supplemented. Mismatches between these forage factors and type of supplement will reduce both animal performance and financial return. (4 pages)
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