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Stubble grazing presents nutrition issues for cattle

Stubble grazing presents nutrition issues for cattle

Reading Time: < 1 minute If you’re turning cows out in stubble fields or allowing them to graze slough hay or mature hay along fences and headlands, there are nutritional factors to consider, says a provincial forage specialist. Straw, chaff and overmature grass hays are typically low in protein, energy, calcium and magnesium, but relatively high in phosphorus, said Barry […] 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