Feeding cows in the winter is expensive. Planning now is important to prevent excess costs in rations.
The conference focus is on efficient and economic forage and beef production.
The beef cow clinics will include a hands-on calving issues session featuring a life-size cow model.
Significant presence of mud can increase energy requirements by as much as 30%. Wading through mud burns more calories, resulting in reduced gain for developing breeding stock and fed cattle as well as reduced milk production for cows. Confounding things further, cattle to tend eat less by simply avoiding putting in effort to get to feed.