Keeping Track of Energy
Sandy Johnson, Kansas State University livestock specialist
Tally time is devoted to measuring things so that we can manage them. Measuring and managing takes time and too often things like feeding cows or moving hay seem more pressing. Two things that will be important to measure this year to ensure cow productivity and welfare through the winter will be body condition and forage quality. Producers have been encouraged to use these two measurements for a number of years and many do, or at least they intend to.