Producer Questions Archive 2013

Producer Questions from 2013

How does a cow's energy requirements change with cold weather? How much more feed does she need? (Dec 12, 2013)

How much can a producer realistically pay for a bred female to restock after the drought? Are there any tools available to help evaluate this? (Nov 6, 2013)

With corn prices coming down significantly in the last several months and hay prices still being relatively high should this change my feeding strategy and what I purchase to feed for this fall and winter? (Oct 8, 2013)

How should corn silage be priced relative to corn? (Sept 3, 2013)

I have analyzed my pasture conditions and the amount of remaining grass yield/availability from now until I normally wean calves in Mid-October. I do not have enough forage for all pairs to graze until weaning. Most of the forage is starting to go dormant. How might I consider using the remaining pastures without culling or dry lotting any cows? (July 10, 2013)

I hear people talk about using AUM calculations in their management of range and pasture. What is an AUM? How is it used in pasture and range management? (June 18, 2013)

What is calving distribution and how is it calculated? (April 2, 2013)

What are some guidelines that I can use to determine if I need to feed a new-born calf colostrums? (Mar 1, 2013)

With the drought conditions what are some feed options I can plant this spring and summer for grazing or hay since it looks like we are going to be short on pasture? We have both cow-calf pairs and replacement heifers. (Feb 7, 2013)

How do cattle nutrition requirements change during extended periods of cold weather? What things can be done to help reduce stress to cattle when conditions are bitter cold or stormy? (Jan 17, 2013)



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