Critical temperature is the temperature below which the animal must produce additional heat to maintain normal body temperature. Mature horses in good condition have a critical temperature around 30 degrees Fahrenheit during early winter. Horses will require […]
Now is the time to plan your beef herd winter feeding program. Fine-tuning winter feeding management helps optimize performance, but it is also essential for good animal husbandry, according to livestock nutrition and animal health experts with north Carolina State university (nCSu).
Proper storage of hay between harvest and feeding is critical for preserving nutrients in the hay and assuring that you have high quality hay to feed your cattle when they need it most during the winter months. The nutrient requirements of cattle are more likely to be met with quality […]