Feed Lot

SEP-OCT 2017

Feedlots and cow/calf operations in the beef industry who feed 500 or more has annually on grains and concentrates; maintain 500 or more beef cows; backgrounder, stocker/grower, preconditioner; veterinarian, nutritionist, consultant

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suMMiT TruCK grouP 4354 Canyon Drive / Amarillo, TX 79109 800-692-4430    806-355-9771 www.summittruckgroup.com We Carry the Full Line of Kuhn Knight Mixers Mounted on International or Kenworth Trucks. 26 FEED•LOT  September/October 2017 ADVANTAGE ADVERTISING other Problems O t h e r p r o b l e m s a r i s e f r o m where the crop grew or how it was harvested. Ditch hay can be a useful feed- stuff, but can contain a great deal of foreign material. This could cause problems with hardware dis- ease in cattle. Prior pesticide applications can also limit the usefulness of a feed. Ash content is often overlooked. Researchers in North Dakota re- ported ash content in ditch hay samples as high as 37 percent. This represents an extreme case but il- lustrates that conditions along the road side can affect the usefulness of the feed. The Bottom line Feed does not have to be perfect to be useful. The key to making smart feeding decisions is knowing what the imperfections are and ad- justing accordingly. FL Ugly Feeds... from previous page

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