BeefTalk: Shop Around; Cattle Eat More Than Hay
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
Managing feed resources is the biggest challenge when winter weather changes daily, and so do cattle feed needs. This year’s challenge for the beef manager is finding the balance among winter demands, feed inventory and cattle inventory. Because of last summer’s dry weather, hay is in short supply. The issue was alleviated somewhat by nice fall weather, which extended grazing opportunities on crop aftermath.