BeefTalk: Effective Cropping Systems Reduce Winter Feed Costs

BeefTalk: Effective Cropping Systems Reduce Winter Feed Costs

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Grazing of crop rotational systems that include cover crops and crop residue is a managerial change that can decrease beef production costs. This change is further enhanced when calving time is shifted to when cool-season pasture grass is available, opening the doors to more extended grazing and less need for harvested forage. Implementation of these changes may take several seasons and, depending on location, several managerial options.

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