Low-quality hay causes long-term problems In Heifers

Low-quality hay causes long-term problems In Heifers

Jeff Caldwell

Heifer Pro

Even if the drought was ending shortly, the effects on your beef herd wouldn’t end with it.

That’s because after a drought, it can take up to 2 years for cows and their calves to recover from the effects of subsisting on drought-shortened hay, namely in how heifers develop in late summer before calving in the winter, says University of Missouri Extension beef nutritionist Justin Sexten.

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