Dormant range, supplements may improve cow herd efficiency

Grazing options and protein supplements are available for beef cattle producers, even in drier regions.

Maintaining beef cow herd nutritional requirements in an economically feasible way is vital to efficient cattle production, according to Kansas State University associate professor of animal sciences John Jaeger, who has researched how producers can use dormant native range to graze beef cattle in conjunction with providing protein supplements.

One of the biggest ways to improve economic net returns is by limiting reliance on hay, he said. However, before using dormant forages in p

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