The Odessa Record -

Author photo

By Dr. Don Llewellyn
Livestock Extension Specialist, Director, WSU Lincoln County Extension 

Beef Cattle Mythbuster

 

Last updated 9/8/2022 at 8:31am



Myth: It makes no difference if one calculates cow feed intake on a dry matter basis or an as-fed basis.

Answer: Oh, but it does matter!

Okay, here we go! This is one of those topics that probably caused more confusion among my students than most any question I asked them (or had them calculate on an exam!). Let’s make some practical sense of this and how it applies to the real world for cattle producers.

Before we can address this concept, we define our terms: As-is (or as-fed) basis refers to selling or using feed with no adjustments made for moisture content. On the other hand, feed so...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.

 

Reader Comments(0)

 
 

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Cheney Free Press
Ritzville Adams County Journal
Whitman County Gazette
Odessa Record
Franklin Connection
Davenport Times
Spokane Valley News Herald
Colfax Daily Bulletin

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2022