Things that initially appear to be complex often seem simple once they have been explained and are understood. Perhaps a good example is the composition of livestock feeds and forages. Many of the numerous terms used in describing these components are not commonly used by the general public, which naturally [...]
Only a relatively small percentage of livestock producers regularly test their hay or other stored feed. Some are probably just not aware of, or not well informed about, this service. Unfortunately, many others know about it but apparently don’t consider it important enough to take the time and expend the [...]
Less-than-optimum weather conditions, as well as the cost of fertilizer, fuel, and other production inputs are factors that often make it difficult for livestock producers to make a profit. Providing nutrition during times when pasture is not available is one of the costliest aspects of producing livestock, so it makes [...]
A livestock producer learns a lot about a pasture over time by managing it, but that is not the only way to obtain information about a given field. Often, a great deal can be gained from simple observation, because various plants are more likely to become established and thrive under [...]
Providing nutrition when little or no pasture forage is available constitutes the single largest expense associated with most livestock operations. In most cases, hay is the most logical type of stored feed to use. Generally, the less hay required, the greater the cost effectiveness of an operation, and how hay [...]
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