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Do Tannins Have a Place in Beef Production

Andrea Osorio-Doblado and Dr. Darren D. Henry Tannins can be perceived as “antinutritional factors” in ruminant diets. However, when they are provided from low to medium concentrations (< 50 g/kg DM), tannins can improve utilization of feed protein and positively influence animal performance. This short article provides an overview of…
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The Hot Air Around Methane

Dr. Darren Henry – Beef cattle nutritionist It is not difficult to find somebody talking about methane these days. Simply turn on the TV, open your computers to your news affiliate of choice, or log into most any social media platform. Everyone has an opinion about CH4, and that is…
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Tough Conversations

Jason Duggin – Extension Specialist The topic of cow size could lead to some tough conversations on our operations. Cow inputs account for most of an operation’s expenses on a per head basis. With that in mind, this article will take look at cow weights and how they might affect…
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The Cheapest Mineral Isn’t Really Cheap

Dr. Francis Fluharty. Professor and Head. Department of Animal and Dairy Science. The major nutritional requirements are: water, energy, protein, minerals, and vitamins. In many cases, beef producers do a good job of providing adequate water, energy, and protein. However, many beef producers buy ‘cheap’ minerals, ignoring the fact that…
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A Basic Approach to Winter Supplementation of the Beef Cow Herd

Dr. Francine Henry – Beef Cattle Nutritionist Winter supplementation of energy and protein are crucial to maximize the herd’s performance. Fall-calving herds are typically near peak lactation this time of the year meaning that cows are at their greatest nutrient requirements. In this article, Dr. Francine Henry discusses important concepts…
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Managed Grazing from a Distance

Jennifer Tucker, Assistant Professor – Beef Nutrition and Forage Management As the face of the American farmer changes, so do some of the methodologies, technologies, and results.  This is no different for the young cattlemen trying to get started in the business or starting new roots away from the family…
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Nutritional Considerations Going into Calving

Lawton Stewart, Extension Animal Scientist, UGA Roger Gates, Whitfield County Agriculture and Natural Resource Agent, UGA Cooperative Extension This year has proved to be quite an interesting one.  Most producers were able to put up plenty of hay.  However, due to average to above average rainfall, a large proportion of…
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Distillers grains offers supplementation options for beef cattle producers

Across most of Georgia, most producers have experiencing ample rain and plenty of forage, therefore, winter supplementation is far from their thoughts.  However, now is a great time to start planning ahead.  Typically, three large factors taken into consideration when selecting a supplement are convenience, cost, and nutrients supplied.  Often…
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