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Feeding Beef Cattle I: The Realities of Low-Quality Forages

Don Llewellyn ,
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For beef cattle producers, the need to control feeding costs is always contemporary. As hay and grain prices rise, there is typically renewed interest in replacing the high-cost feeds with low-quality forages. A fundamental understanding of forage quality is essential in order to utilize forages effectively for feed. Forage quality is dynamic by nature and is usually in a state of decline as forage species progress toward vegetative maturity.

Department(s): Agriculture
Pages / Length: 13
Publication Date: 2012-07-01




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