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Limited feeding could cut costs, improve performance in cattle

An extension beef specialist says limited feeding for cattle can offset record input costs without sacrificing animal nutrition.

Dale Blasi with Kansas State University tells Brownfield it can reduce the cost of gain by a about a nickel per pound. “We see savings from a labor perspective, from a tractor-use and mixer wagon perspective.  And, it really facilitates the management of the calves from perspective of health protection.”

He says more producers have started adding distillers grains or gluten to the ration to help improve efficiency.

Limited feeding could cut costs, improve performance in cattle

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