Planting annual forage after corn silage harvest may result in better calf gains and forage production than planting after harvesting high-moisture corn.
Increasing biosecurity and practicing prevention minimize disease transmission to cattle.
Only 3.7% of GHG emissions come directly from beef cattle in U.S. versus 6% globally.
Feeding cow/calf pairs dry hay costs less than forage baleage and lacks animal performance differences.
Livestock producers advised against relying on previous year’s test results.
Late-harvested forages may not provide adequate nutrition over winter for gestating or lactating livestock; options still available for unharvestable corn.
Monitoring starch in cattle manure is often overlooked as an easy way to measure diet efficiency.
Ammonia toxicity is a threat to cattle that overconsume soybeans.
Main research interests include optimizing grain and forage processing technologies for beef cattle.
Use of fruit and vegetable residues also reduces burning of byproducts in field.