Greater rest periods for pasture means more profits

A day spent grazing works out to just half the cost of feeding cattle and adds $1 per head in profit, says forage and livestock business specialist Grant Lastiwka.

Allowing for greater rest periods during the growing season will increase its carrying capacity, and allow producers to put cattle out earlier in the spring and reduce drought risk, Lastiwka said in a video of his Cow-Calfenomics presentation on how linking pasture systems can optimize performance and profit.

The video can be found on the Cow-Calfenomics’ web page at agriculture.alberta.ca.

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