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Beef Cattle Mythbuster

When you request forage quality analysis from a laboratory, do all methods of analysis provide the same results?

Feed/forage analysis is an important part of developing feeding strategies for beef cattle. Knowing the composition of feeds helps us be confident that we are meeting cattle nutrient requirements. Meeting or not meeting those requirements has long-term implications as to how cows perform through the annual production cycle. Depending on the quality of the feed, sometimes we must supplement to make up for nutrient deficits in the base feed. As we regularly tell our students at WSU, “...


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