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Hay-balancer tool available for cattle ranchers

UF/IFAS announced that a new tool which cattle ranchers can use to determine appropriate hay and supplement needs for their cattle in winter is now available. The tool uses an spreadsheet approach with farmer inputs like animal weight, whether she is lactating, and the quality of the base hay to determine the correct supplements to use to make sure the cow is getting optimal nutrition. You can read more and find a link to the tool at http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/23/introducing-the-new-uf-hay-balancer-decision-aid-for-cattle-ranchers/.

Florida cracker cattle. Source: Dudley Farm Paint Out 29