BeefTalk: Rolling Out Hay is Rolling Out Dollars

BeefTalk: Rolling Out Hay is Rolling Out Dollars

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

As the year ends, reflecting on the past year is good. The obvious point this year is the lack of forage and how, as producers, one responded to the challenge. The Dickinson Research Extension Center needs more than 1,000 1,300-pound bales to make the stretch to spring grass. That number is buffered a bit because the calves are receiving 3 pounds of commercial supplement daily and the cows 4 pounds of commercial supplement every other day. But forage is the essence of a cattle operation, and keeping costs low is critical.

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