Dry spell puts focus on feed, weeds

Dry spell puts focus on feed, weeds

News Leader (MO)

Producers consider supplements; weed control field tours scheduled in August.

Because of dry conditions in southwest Missouri many farmers are asking about supplementing beef cows, calves and stocker cattle.

According to Eldon Cole, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist, protein is the nutrient most folks worry about supplementing but it is not that much of a problem.

“Energy, calories, or total digestible nutrients are more likely to be the performance limiting factors,” said Cole.

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