Acorn Poisoning in Cattle

Acorn Poisoning in Cattle

Jeremy Powell

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

When forage is scarce, cattle will often search for alternative food sources. In Arkansas, where cattle are frequently grazed on pastures that may contain oak timber, there is the possibility for cattle to consume acorns. When cattle head to available timber ground and wooded lots around the farm in search of grazing or browsing during the fall of the year, hungry cattle will frequently eat acorns dropped by oak trees.

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