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Feeding beef cows and heifers

  • 51 Pages
  • 4.96 MB
  • English
Agriculture Canada , Ottawa, Ont
Beef cattle -- Feeding and feeds., Dairy cattle -- Feeding and feeds., Heifers -- Feeding and f
StatementL.M. Rode, R. Hironaka, and D.M. Bowden.
SeriesPublication (Canada. Agriculture Canada) -- no. 1670E
ContributionsBowden, D. M., Hironaka, R., 1928-, Canada. Agriculture Canada. Communications Branch.
LC ClassificationsSF"203"R63"1992
The Physical Object
Pagination51 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21022399M
ISBN 100662193660

Whether a farmer is raising one cow or a herd, Storey’s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle is the most reliable reference for ensuring a successful, healthy cattle operation.

In this fully updated, full-color fourth edition, long-time cattle rancher and author Heather Smith Thomas explains every aspect of bovine behavior and provides expert guidance on breed selection, calving, feeding, housing /5(22).

The real objectives in feeding the beef breeding cow herd are to produce a 90%-plus calf crop of healthy heavy calves at weaning time at a reasonable cost, and to have the brood cows. Principal among her nutrient requirements, which may require special attention, include at least limited energy, protein, vitamin A, calcium, phosphorus, sodium.

Feeding beef cows and heifers. [L M Rode; R Hironaka; D M Bowden; Canada. Agriculture Canada.] Print book: State or province government publication: English: RevView all editions and formats: Rating: # Beef cattle--Feeding and feeds\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema.

Beef Cattle Feeding and Nutrition is the third in a series of books on animal feeding and nutrition. These books are designed to keep readers abreast of the rapid developments in feeding and nutrition. ments of beef cows. Factors Influencing Nutritional Requirements.

Stage of Production. One of the most difficult aspects. of feeding beef cows is that their nutritional requirements change dramatically during the year based on pregnancy and lactation status. While requirements change gradu-ally during the year, a useful wayFile Size: KB. Corn commonly is used as a feed grain in beef cattle diets throughout the U.S.

However, until recently in many parts of North Dakota and other northern-tier states, feeding corn was less common. With the availability and improvement of shorter-season corn varieties, corn plantings in North Dakota increased nearly 40 percent from to and feeds to improve returns from beef cattle in a range of production systems.

1 2 Growing and finishing phases 3 Matching cattle type to feeding system 4 Maximising dry matter intake 5 Improving feed efficiency 6 Feeding growing cattle 8 Creep feeding suckled calves 9 Transition management 10 Feeding finishing cattle 12 Water 13 Making theFile Size: KB.

You can buy these supplements from your feed supplier. Beef cattle do not usually need vitamin A, B or E supplementation as they can obtain these vitamins from normal-quality feed.

However, feeding dry, bleached-out hay can result in a vitamin A deficiency. Symptoms include watery eyes, a rough-haired coat, night blindness and poor weight gain.

Hay is the most commonly used winter feed for beef cattle, but it’s also the most expensive. Each cow requires a daily intake of 40 pounds of round-baled hay, which amounts to $ if pricing.

This new edition of T.W. Perry's classic reference provides both updated, and new information on the feeding and nutritional requirements of beef cattle, from breeding [or growing] to finishing. All the critical components Feeding beef cows and heifers book diet are dealt with: vitamins, minerals, protein, silage, etc.

The different nutritional needs of breeding cattle are also detailed. 6 CATTLE CARE & HANDLING GUIDELINES Feeding Guidelines for Beef Cows Body condition scoring of beef cows is a scientifically approved method to assess nutritional status.

Body condition scores (BCS) range from 1 (emaciated) to 9 (obese). • A BCS of is most desirable for health and production. A BCS of 2 orFile Size: 1MB.

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beef cows and replacement heifers are shown in Tables and Requirements for growing calves and yearlings are shown in Tables and Requirements for growing and mature bulls are shown in Table These values were adapted from the National Research Council’s (NRC) Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle Size: 1MB.

Feeding Beef Cattle: Tips for a Healthy, Pasture-Based Diet If you’re raising beef cattle, you’ll need to know the best feed options. Here’s the breakdown on grass, hay, alfalfa and more. The book list on this page contains all my favorite cattle farming books, organized by category.

All About Grass Fed Beef. Pasture Perfect: How You Can Benefit from Choosing Meat, Eggs, and Dairy Products from Grass-Fed Animals - by Jo Robinson. Miniature Cattle Breeds. There are many books which explain miniature cattle.

Owning a reference book or two will help you as you prepare for raising these particular cows as well as help you when issues arise. Breeds of miniature cattle for small farm or ranch. Decision Aides. Cattle Grower Ration Balancer This Excel spreadsheet is designed for balancing rations for growing and finishing cattle.A user's guide (PDF) and flowchart (PDF) are available for detailed instructions.

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Comparative Feed Value Calculator Use this Excel spreadsheet to compare prices of various feedstuffs based on the value of protein and energy content of soybean meal and corn.

Feeding objectives Comments; Finishing heifers and steers: Meeting the various market specifications for liveweight, finish (fat cover) and age, on time. Silage-based diets can be used to finish cattle of various classes, including weaners, milk-fed vealers, yearlings and older cattle.

Full feeding: Used in large feedlots or smaller opportunity. Product. Unit Size. Animal. Feed Rate. 3-Way Sweet Block. /3 lb Block. Beef Cattle Non-lactating Dairy Mature Horses. 1 block per 10 head. Sweet Mag. Mineral.

50 lb. Bag. Beef Cattle Non-lactating Dairy. 1 week prior to pasture oz. per head per day. Sweet Mag. Block. TSC carries Cattle Feed Products. To see the price: Depending on the manufacturer, you will need to add the item to your cart and perhaps begin the checkout process.

Feed usually accounts for the single largest input cost associated with beef cattle. The winter feeding period generally becomes the largest portion of this cost. Stored feeds such as hay normally cost producers times as much as grazing a summer pasture or stockpiled feed in a paddock, when cost is calculated.

Beef cattle are amazing, hardy creatures that can convert otherwise unusable plants into high-quality beef for people. You can raise a few head of cattle to stock your own freezer with wholesome steaks, roasts, and other cuts of meat, or you can start your own beef cattle business and sell the butchered meat to customers.

Breeds of Beef Cattle. Beef cattle are generally divided into two different groups: maternal breeds vs. terminal breeds. Generally, maternal breeds are known for their milk production and mothering ability while terminal breeds are known for their growth and meat producing ability.

As with anything in life, there are some exceptions to this rule. However, feeding beef cows more than is necessary for satisfactory production, such as is frequently done in purebred herds and show herds, is also undesirable. Large accumulations of body fat may lead to lowered conception rates, difficult calving, a lower calf crop, and a shorter life span for the cow.

If you are feeding pregnant cows, pay attention to mold that does develop, as some varieties cause abortion. Young calves, dairy cows, and mature beef cattle require different qualities of hay. Mature beef cattle are fine with plain types, while lactating cows need a higher level of protein.

Nevertheless, the United States is a net beef importer, purchasing lower-value, grass-fed beef destined for processing. The U.S. industry is roughly divided into two production sectors: cow-calf operations and cattle feeding.

Because the cattle/beef industry depends on feed grains, grain supplies and prices affect beef production. Beef Magazine is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC. Informa PLC; Feed Composition Tables: Use this to mix your cattle feed rations. Listed below are commonly used cattle feedstuffs and their nutritional breakdown.

Use this sortable chart to find out the nutritional value of your feedstuff. BEEF + LAMB NEW ZEALAND GUIDE TO NEW ZEALAND CATTLE FARMING 4 International beef trade is comprised of several sub-markets. Countries that have not developed cattle feed-lot industries can supply grass-fed and short-fed, or limited feeding of grain, beef.

Nearly all of New Zealand’s beef exports are directed to. Feed pound feeder cattle a finishing ration. The goal of this feeding phase is to produce an adequately finished beef animal for market. Market weight for beef cattle is 1, to 1, pounds, depending on the frame size and the breed.

The cattle consume 2 to percent of their body weight in dry feed during this phase. Beef cattle production, whether on range, improved pasture, or in the feedlot, is most economic when feedstuffs are used effectively. Young growing grass or other high-quality pasture crops usually supply ample nutrients, such that mature and young growing cattle can consume sufficient good-quality mixed pasture (grasses and legumes) for normal growth and maintenance.

Purchase Beef Cattle Feeding and Nutrition - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBNBook Edition: 1. Add to Favorites. The Livestock Book by W.

R. Thompson and John McKinney,was intended as an introductory/overview of the potential of raising livestock as a career. Its sections on pasture, beef, dairy, sheep, and hogs were written by those who were considered to be among the foremost authorities in each area at that time.

The sections on pasture and beef offer the following tips for.During peaks, as many as 4, horn flies can call a cow’s hide home.

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At 30 blood meals each, that adds up tobites per cow per day. Not only are these flies irritating your cows, but with production losses for the U.S. cattle industry estimated up to $1 billion annually, they’re also biting away at .It’s estimated that winter feed makes up more than half of the annual cost of keeping a beef cow.

Here are some best practices for feeding your cattle in the winter months, and how you can minimize costs. Know how much energy your cattle need. Energy requirements increase in the winter, so before you think about energy-dense feed, think about.