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You can please the palate of cows – and boost their feed performance – by cutting forages later in the day.

Improve performance with a sweet treat for your cattle — afternoon-cut forage

Sugar concentration in forages peaks about 11 to 13 hours after sunrise — and can be as much as five per cent higher

Make hay while the sun shines’ is good advice in more ways than one, says a federal research scientist. “There’s fairly strong evidence that shows, by increasing the sugar concentration in forages, you can improve the performance of ruminants,” said Gilles Bélanger, who spoke during a recent Beef Cattle Research Council webinar. “If you want […] Read more