Getting a representative feed sample of what your cattle are eating is essential due to this year's drought conditions. In particular, you should be mindful of high nitrate levels that may have accumulated in forages from plant stress. In this video, Jenay Werle with Saskatchewan Agriculture shows where to place your cut for a proper feed sample and why nitrate levels may become more difficult to manage as the season progresses. (Video previously recorded for Ag in Motion 2021)
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