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Grazing Cereal Pastures

www.cattleandwildlifenutrition.com Last month we discussed forages in general. As a short review, animal performance will be greater when either grazed directly or delivered daily as “green chop.” The reason is that we get all the nutrients contained in the forage. Whenever we process the forage so it can be stored, a significant portion of the […] Read more

Forage As A Feedstuff

David P. Price is a consulting nutritionist specializing in feedlot and range cattle The more we process forage, the more we lower its value as a feedstuff www.cattleandwildlifenutrition.com Among the public, “natural” is supposed to be best. The reality is that there are some very nasty “natural” compounds. Preservatives are far preferable than aflatoxin or […] Read more


Spring Worming

David P. Price is a consulting nutritionist specializing in feedlot and range cattle Spring worming is a ritual with many ranchers. But with the cost of pharmaceuticals and the downturn in the markets, it is wise to approach worming from a managed prospective. That is, instead of a routine chore, we need to analyze whether […] Read more

The Value Of Manure

David P. Price is a consulting nutritionist specializing in feedlot and range cattle www.cattleandwildlifenutrition.com Years ago, manure was a valuable commodity. Back in the ’60s and early ’70s manure constituted a cash crop for feedlots. Then suddenly manure fell out of favour with farmers. Why? Some say it was the advent of chemical/commercial fertilizers. Urea […] Read more