‘Jekyll and Hyde’ winter changes nutritional needs of cattle

‘Jekyll and Hyde’ winter changes nutritional needs of cattle

RYAN CROSSINGHAM

Farm and Ranch Guide

“I look back at this winter and it has kind of been a Jekyll and Hyde deal,” said Carl Dahlen, NDSU Extension beef cattle specialist. “We had November, which was absolutely gorgeous, and then we had a different story during the first part of December as winter came in with a vengeance. Now we go outside and it’s in the 50s. This puts a lot of strain on our cattle because they take time to adapt to different conditions. When you go from warm to super cold to warm again, nutritionally speaking we have to do some things.”

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