Summer Dry Lot Feeding of Cow-Calf Pairs – A Producer’s Perspective
The University of Nebraska has conducted several years of cow-calf research examining and comparing the potential for different production systems in Nebraska. Recent research has examined feeding cows and cow-calf pairs in a dry lot during a portion of the year as an alternative to grazing grass pasture.
In this month’s BeefWatch Producer Perspective Podcast, Steve and Jordan Stroup who are part of a diversified farming, feeding and cow-calf operation near Benkelman, share how they are utilizing summer dry lot feeding of spring calving cows-calf pairs as a replacement for summer pasture. Topics discussed in the interview include:
- History of the Stroup operation.
- Transition from grazing pasture to feeding through the summer in a dry lot.
- Current management practices for cow-calf pairs in a dry lot.
- How summer dry lot feeding complements existing resources.
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