Limit-feeding high-energy diets based on fermentable fiber for weaned and newly arrived calves offers numerous advantages

Limit-feeding high-energy diets based on fermentable fiber for weaned and newly arrived calves offers numerous advantages

Dale Blasi and T.J. Spore

Kansas State University

Many producers have used limit- or programmed-feeding in the past with success, especially during periods of drought when forage is not adequate. In a nutshell, limit- or program-feeding refers to the practice of limiting calves to two-thirds to three-quarters of the dry matter that they can normally consume.

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