Experts recommend monitoring body condition and manure consistency.

Experts recommend monitoring body condition and manure consistency.

Troy Smith

Angus Beef Bulletin

Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIRS) and the Nutrition Balance Analyzer (NUTBAL) system were developed by Texas range scientists for the purpose of monitoring whether the diets of grazing cattle are adequate to meet nutritional requirements. The USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) has offered NIRS/NUTBAL as an option for monitoring nutrition among cattle of producers enrolled in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).

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