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Health Care and Management of Beef Bulls
These guidelines include information on semen quality, supplemental feeding for young bulls, deworming and vaccination.

Feeding Optaflexx in the Beef Cattle Industry
As the beef cattle industry redefines itself to better meet consumer needs and demands, there are new technologies and new products being developed to enhance this effort by improving production, performance and quality in all segments of the industry. One new product, Optalflexx, was approved in 2003 by the United States Food and Drug Administration for use in some beef cattle diets.

Calf Weaning Can Alter Nutrient Requirements of Cows
Calf Weaning Can Alter Nutrient Requirements of Cows

Louisiana forages are often low in quality in late summer. Nutrient intake from forage by a mature cow will usually exceed the requirement for maintenance but may not be high enough to meet the additional requirement for lactation. When nutrient intake is below requirements, the cow must pull nutrients from body reserves to meet her requirements. The result is weight loss and a decrease in body condition.

Can Computers Feed Your Cattle?

Most ration formulation is completed by computers. Numerous software products have been developed to assist nutritionist in matching feedstuffs to nutrient requirements for particular production settings. They can estimate nutrient supply from a diet and reports how well a given diet meets the requirements for the animal specified.

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