If the pasture or hay is of high enough quality to meet the cow’s requirements, then a supplement is not needed. To decide whether a supplement is needed, a forage sample should be analyzed. Then we need to know how to interpret forage quality measures.
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Relative Feed Value (RFV) can be calculated on any set of feed analysis data that includes ADF and NDF, however the equations were developed specifically for alfalfa hay fed to Dairy cows.READ MORE
Since Salmonella bacteria are common in the intestinal tract of many animals, contamination of the meat is common. Good sanitation and food preparation practices are important in preventing salmonellosis.READ MORE
Forages provide the nutritional base of cow-calf operations. Mineral supplementation decisions pivot around the quanitity and quality of the forage-base.READ MORE