Adding supplements to mature, dry forages

Adding supplements to mature, dry forages

Heather Smith Thomas

Progressive Cattleman

In fall and winter, most native forages and tame pastures are low in protein (unless fall rains stimulated new growth). Yet many stockmen extend grazing as long as possible because winter feeding is usually the most expensive part of raising cattle. Adding a protein supplement to mature, dry pastures is generally cheaper than feeding hay.

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