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Different options for feeding cattle

Considering alternative feeds? The Beef Cattle Research Council has a web page that looks at a number of feeds other than hay, other forages and grains.

“There are many alternative feeds that can supplement and even improve the diet,” the web page states.

These range from crop residues, chaff, oat hulls, and screenings to DDGs, fruit and vegetable waste, and even weeds.

The web page, which can be found at beefresearch.ca, examines the benefits and drawbacks of each type of alternative feeds as well as factors to consider.

These include costs, nutritional value, palatability, and considerations related to using the feed (such as the need for grinding or different mixing equipment).

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