Running on Empty? Lack of Energy in the Diet Will Cause Cattle Deaths

Running on Empty? Lack of Energy in the Diet Will Cause Cattle Deaths

Michelle Arnold

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

From a weather standpoint, the winter of 2016-17 has been a non-event. Record temperatures recorded in February and very little measureable snow throughout winter has been a welcome change from previous years. Despite this unexpected warmth, submissions at the UKVDL and telephone conversations with veterinarians and producers confirm many cattle are losing excessive body condition and some are dying of apparent malnutrition.

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