Smaller-framed cows may help contain input costs

Smaller-framed cows may help contain input costs

SUE ROESLER

The Prairie Star

Cows and their calves are different sizes here but ARS research is aiming for a smaller-framed cow herd. 

Grazing as long as possible in the winter and having a smaller-framed cow herd that eats less are some of the ways that may help keep input costs low and ranches profitable, says Dr. Scott Kronberg, an ARS research range scientist with an animal focus.

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