Feeding Grain to Stock Cows

Feeding Grain to Stock Cows

John Dhuyvetter, Area Extension Livestock Specialist, North Central Research Extension Center

Beef cows are generally wintered most economically on rations consisting primarily of roughage. Grain, however, provides a concentrated highly digestible source of energy that can be fed when roughages are in short supply, and high priced relative to grain, or when forage is inadequate in quality to meet cow needs to maintain desired condition.

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