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cattle at a feedlot

Myth busted: Properly processed feed wheat won’t cause digestive upset

Researchers in Lethbridge swapped wheat for barley in a cattle ration 
without any negative effects — but the wheat must be properly processed

Reading Time: 3 minutes Shrinking barley acres have cattle producers on the hunt for a low-cost feed option. And feed wheat could be the answer — as long as the wheat is processed properly. “There was a feeling out there that you probably couldn’t feed more than 50 per cent wheat in the diet because wheat is quite rapidly […] Read more

cattle grazing in a pasture

Watch for mineral deficiencies in cattle diets when grazing stubble

Cow-calf pairs turned into stubble fields have different mineral 
supplementation requirements compared to when they were on pasture

Reading Time: 3 minutes Letting cows graze on stubble is a good way to utilize forage resources, but producers need to pay attention to potential mineral deficiencies, says provincial beef and forage specialist Barry Yaremcio. “They will pick and choose what they eat from the straw, chaff, weed seeds in the stubble, slough hay from the low areas and […] Read more