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When we consider the nutritional value of corn silage, we focus primarily on its energy, or grain content. And with today’s high grain prices, this has become even more important.
For beef producers, think about winter plans early allow time to make management decisions that will affect the health, productivity and profitability of the herd over the next production cycle. The following are tips and guidelines to consider.
More mature or coarser forages tend to be bulkier and more resistant to processing and mixing than less mature, finer forages. As forages mature, plants become taller, their cells increase in size, and cell walls thicken and become more lignified.
Let’s explore the benefits of vertical TMR (Total Mixed Ration) mixers for feeding beef cows during different stages of the production cycle.
A few years ago the combination of unusually warm and dry conditions in the summer left areas of the Northern Plains in the US and Canadian Prairie with reduced and more costly forage supplies. In some cases, this will made feeding the beef herd more
Traditional methods of feeding hay in a round bale feeder can lead to wastage of up to 30% through selection and trampling. Conservative estimates of switching to a TMR put feed savings at 10-15%.