Vitamin A deficiency in beef herds lingering effect of drought

Vitamin A deficiency in beef herds lingering effect of drought

Jane Fyksen

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It’s been a tough calving season weather-wise, what with colder-than-normal temperatures, snow, rain and everything in between. Some beef producers may also be seeing the lingering effects of last year’s drought as well. An earlier-than-normal start to feeding stored feeds last fall due to droughty pastures, coupled with lower-quality hay during the winter feeding period, is resulting in calves showing vitamin A deficiency.

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