NEWS

(12/20/07) Crop residues lose nutritional value with time, precipitation

Livestock producers utilizing crop residues to feed their animals need to be aware of the decline of nutritional value to the animals and the changing nutritional need of the animals being fed, said a Purdue University expert.

 

(11/20/07) Grazing management guide offers a lot to chew on

There's more to grazing livestock than just turning animals loose on acres of grass. Successful producers carefully plan where, when and how long their livestock feed themselves, and a Purdue University Extension publication shows the way.

 

11/15/07) Timely tips to help growers rejuvenate pastures

After this year's stress on perennial forage pastures, forage stands need to be evaluated.

 

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PUBLICATIONS

Impact of Body Condition at Calving on Reproductive Productivity in Beef Cattle (December 2007)

 

Coping With a Short Forage Supply (August 2007)

 

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Streaming Video & Audio

Helping Beef Producers Cope with a Short Forage Supply This Winter (this video requires Windows Media Player)

Sampling Baled Hay and Crop Residues

Body Condition Scoring Beef Cattle

Nutritional value of crop residues declines with time (audio)

 

Breeze PowerPoint Presentation

Rejuvenating Forages Following a Difficult Growing Season

 

Beef Blog

Animal Science Beef Blog specific to the forage & feed shortage

 

Area Meetings

2007-2008 IBCA and Purdue Area Beef Meetings

Indiana Cattle and Forage Symposium
The uniting of Indiana's beef, dairy, and forage industries will take place with a symposium on February 15-16 at the Indianapolis Marriott East.