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N&H TOPLINE: New tools developed to mitigate fescue toxicosis in beef cattle

Genetics may affect fescue tolerance of cattle.

Tall fescue is a common forage source because it has exceptional nutrient content and is heat and drought tolerant, but fescue toxicosis (FT) is estimated to cost the beef industry between $600 million and $1 billion annually, according to the 2018 Iowa State University "Animal Industry Report."

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