Q&A Should you feed grain to beef cattle before slaughter?Is it best? How long before slaughter?

Dr. Rick Rasby, Professor of Animal Science, Animal Science, University of Nebraska

A:   There are forage finished beef that do not receive grain. It usually take a longer period of time to finish these cattle (harvested at a specific weight or a specific backfat) as average daily gain is lower for forage finished diets.

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