Putting out quality hay for beef cattle can eliminate the need for protein and energy supplementation. Producing quality hay takes a little planning with a focus on correctly timing fertilizer applications and cuttings. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photograph
Putting out quality hay for beef cattle can eliminate the need for protein and energy supplementation. Producing quality hay takes a little planning with a focus on correctly timing fertilizer applications and cuttings.

Hay producers should consider quality over quantity

Putting out quality hay for beef cattle can eliminate need for protein and energy supplementation.

Producing quality hay takes planning, but it can be worth the effort, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.

Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, said producing high-quality hay can eliminate the need for protein and energy supplementation for beef cattle during the winter.

Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, said improving bermudagrass quality can be as easy as correctly timing fertilizer application

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