Nov. 10, 2021
Feed conversion ratio (FCR or G:F) is the traditional measure of feed efficiency and feedlot performance. This trait is defined as the ratio between the animal’s gain and feed inputs...


Aug. 19, 2021
Reading about small grains for silage in the middle of the summer might seem untimely; however, a post-season evaluation of small grains for silage is always good for adjusting future management...


July 27, 2021
Extremely dry conditions across parts of the country are forcing many cattle producers to make tough culling decisions due to a lack of feed available for their herds. When developing criteria for cul...


April 27, 2021
with skyrocketing protein costs following a challenged growing season in South America, forage protein value is under the microscope...


April 26, 2021
Forages and grazing programs serve as the foundation of most cow-calf operations; thus, sound grazing strategies and forage management practices are vital for operational success...


Feb. 19, 2021
As an extension economist for the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky and also someone who has been finishing cattle for the past nine years on my own farm, I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of farmers...


Jan. 22, 2021
Fiber provides bulk to diets — it’s the most important factor to account for when evaluating forages and developing dairy or beef diets...


Jan. 20, 2021
The author is a dairy nutrition consultant with GPS Dairy Consulting LLC, and based in Malone, WisIt's flashy to be in the major leagues. On dairies, the lactating cows are the big leagues, with m...


Jan. 20, 2021
Forages are the foundation of nutritionally sound and rumen healthy rations. The quality and quantity of forages fed are related to milk production, purchased feed costs, and the whole farm nutrient balance...


Nov. 16, 2020
Every good baseball or football fan knows that the offseason is when decisions are made that often dictate future success or failure. It’s a time of reckoning and planning...