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Limited Forage: What are some alternatives?

Categorized: Livestock, Beef

BROOKINGS, S.D. - Drought conditions across South Dakota this growing season decreased the supply of forages, especially "hay," available to some livestock producers. However, research has shown that a variety of feedstuffs can be utilized to meet the cows' nutrient requirements with similar performance to hay or hay plus supplement ration, explained Julie Walker, Associate Professor & SDSU Extension Beef Specialist.