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  • Eleven Ways to Avoid Feed Waste this Winter

    November 26, 2020

    Harvesting, storing and delivering a beef herd's winter rations are the largest expense for most operations. Even small improvements in a winter feed system can result in significant feed cost savings. Whether a winter feed system uses a silage bunk or pit, baled forage, or swath grazing, significant feed waste losses can happen. Spoilage, mould, trampling, and weather are just a few examples of how losses can occur. In addition to the expense of the feed lost, cow-calf operations can experience significant reproductive losses from spoiled or low-quality feed such as cows failing to rebreed the following breeding season and poor calf performance. If your feed test results have left you scratching your head, visit www.beefresearch.ca/feedtesting for instructions and a custom web tool that'll help evaluate your feed test re....

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  • Reproductive Failure in the Beef Herd: Causes, Effects and When to Intervene - Webinar December 2nd

    November 23, 2020

    Harvesting, storing and delivering a beef herd's winter rations are the largest expense for most operations. Even small improvements in a winter feed system can result in significant feed cost savings. Whether a winter feed system uses a silage bunk or pit, baled forage, or swath grazing, significant feed waste losses can happen. Spoilage, mould, trampling, and weather are just a few examples of how losses can occur. In addition to the expense of the feed lost, cow-calf operations can experience significant reproductive losses from spoiled or low-quality feed such as cows failing to rebreed the following breeding season and poor calf performance. If your feed test results have left you scratching your head, visit www.beefresearch.ca/feedtesting for instructions and a custom web tool that'll help evaluate your feed test re....

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