Beef Cattle Mythbusters
- Myth: It makes no difference if one calculates cow feed intake on a dry matter basis or an as-fed basis. Dr. Don LlewellynLivestock Extension SpecialistDirector, WSU Lincoln County Extension, Davenport, WA Myth: It makes no difference if one calculates cow feed intake on a dry matter basis or an as-fed basis. […]
- Myth: Cattle have four stomachs I’m kind of in a story telling mood, so let’s take a rather lighthearted look at a myth that has been around for a long time—I’ve heard it and addressed it repeatedly in my 50+ years of working with cattle.
- How Extension can help you all as producers in an educational and impactful way This month’s column isn’t so much about busting a myth, but rather letting you know how Extension can help you all as producers in an educational and impactful way and how you as producers can assist in determining what is valuable for you to learn.
- Does it really matter how we sample forages for testing? Does sampling method affect the results? Well haying season is under way, and it appears that as far as weather goes, there have been some challenges. I’ve been around this great land we call the USA quite a bit and I’ve seen hay from a good many places.
- Myth: When thinking about purchasing or putting up feed for next winter, there’s not many options to keep feeding costs down. First, the realities, here we go again: Hay prices are through the roof, grains doing the same, and anyone that eats food or puts fuel in a vehicle is back on their heels wondering where this inflation came from, basically overnight. The fix will take time.