Resources for managing mud in feedlots
On Monday, Feb. 5 we hosted a discussion between UNL Feedlot Extension faculty and producers. A recording of that discussion is available here
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Here are a few suggestions that may help producers deal with cattle in muddy conditions in the short-term, said Rick Stowell, Extension specialist, UNL biological systems engineering.
- Adding bedding at prolific amounts
- Physically disrupting mud dams / barriers to drainage
- Adding aggregate (stone/gravel)
- Relocating cattle
"None of these are very palatable but may be necessary in some situations," Stowell said.
These resources address managing cattle in muddy conditions:
Mud Effects on Feedlot Cattle (study results)