Eliminate supplements with quality hay
Hay and Forage Grower
The author is a beef cattle specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension based in Overton, Texas. A common practice for many producers during the fall is to look for the cheapest protein and energy supplements to go along with their hay for winter feeding. However, that time would be better spent during the spring and summer working to produce high-quality hay that would eliminate the need for protein and energy supplementation from grain and other concentrates.