Iowa Beef Center - Iowa State University (August 2019)

Fly Control in Ruminants

Flies can negatively impact livestock performance in both grazing and confinement settings. Flies reduce growth performance, reduce milk production, and disrupt grazing behavior. In addition to affecting performance, flies are vectors for disease and can transmit several health issues to a cattle operation.

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Boosting Pasture Productivity

Iowa Beef Center - Iowa State University (May 2019)

Feed costs represent half of the production costs of a cow herd, but increased grazing days significantly reduce feed costs. Beef cow producers should always look for ways to increase the productivity of their pasture acres. Some of the most practical ways to boost pasture production are fertilization, overseeding, and improved grazing management.

Iowa Beef Center - Iowa State University (November 2015)

Feed Bunk Management

Feedlot managers know the way to consistent and sustainable animal growth performance is through proper feed bunk management. From helping you understand feed mixing, composition and quantity to suggesting protocols for scheduling timely and appropriate
feed deliveries, this publication provides tips and techniques to make feed bunk management a vital component of your operation.

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Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle

Oklahoma State University (May 2019)

Nutrient requirements include those for protein, energy, vitamins, minerals and water these requirements vary dramatically among animals and are influenced by age, weight, stage of production, rate of growth, environmental conditions, breed, gender and other factors. Tabular data provided in this article should assist beef producers in determining specific nutrient requirements for their cattle.