Cattle producers can replace some hay with a limited-intake distiller dried grain supplement without negatively affecting cow or calf performance, North Dakota State University have researchers found. This resulted in late-gestation/early lactation cow performance, reproductive efficiency and calf performance comparable to that in animals fed an all-hay diet. NDSU researchers also have discovered that a two-step weaning process may be less stressful for calves than the conventional weaning process. The report also includes articles about NDSU’s new Beef Cattle Research Complex and the results of the Eastern Dakota Cattle Feed out project (2009-10).
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NDSU Beef Research Report Available