Ask the Expert Beef

TDN Translation: Understanding Energy of Forages

Jan 24, 2023 | Countryside Feed Kansas
Total digestible nutrients (TDN) are the common energy reference for both feed content and animal requirement, so how are the two connected and what can we know to better examine TDN of feedstuffs and use energy economically?

Cattle Health Impacts Carcass Traits

Jan 09, 2023 | Countryside Feed Kansas
While it is true that carcass traits and beef product attributes are largely influenced by the genetic decisions of seedstock and commercial cow-calf producers and the feeding decisions of feedlot managers and nutritionists, the animal health decisions made by producers and veter...

Avoiding Vitamin A Deficiency in the Winter

Dec 06, 2022 | Countryside Feed Kansas
Although it's usually energy and protein intake thats emphasized when planning winter cow nutrition, ensuring adequate vitamin A intake is also important. Vitamin A is the vitamin most likely to be deficient in cattle diets and is the only vitamin with a well-defined requirem...

3 Keys to Winter Supplementation

Nov 01, 2022 | Countryside Feed Kansas
There are many factors to consider when choosing a supplement, such as quality of forage, body condition score (BCS), weather and level of production.  

Are You Ready For Weaning?

Aug 29, 2022 | Countryside Feed Kansas
Whether you are planning to early wean or stick to a traditional weaning period, making sure you are prepared can make a stressful time a little easier! Here are a few tips to prepare for weaning:  

What To Do With High Nitrates?

Aug 29, 2022 | Countryside Feed Kansas
Given the drought conditions in some locations this year, many producers may be asking themselves how to handle the annual forages they have standing in the field that may not have grown as much as would be expected under normal conditions. These drought stressed forages can be h...

Best Practices for Managing 4 Types of Forage

Apr 28, 2022 | Countryside Feed Kansas
Capitalize on your forage management to optimize cattle nutrition.

Mix it Right!

Jan 17, 2022 | Countryside Feed Kansas
Young animals not nursing their mothers are dependent on milk replacer to provide the nutrition they need to survive and thrive. One of the most common milk replacer mistakes I see is improper preparation, which can lead to many problems

Proper Storage Ensures Milk Replacer Quality

Jan 06, 2022 | Countryside Feed Kansas
Proper storage of milk replacer can make a difference in the quality of product provided to young animals. Don't let a storage mishap decrease the nutritional value of your milk replacer!

Two Reasons to Feed Fall Fly Control

Sep 22, 2021 | Countryside Feed Kansas
Dropping temperatures is also a welcome sign of the changing seasons for many reasons, falling fly populations being one of them! Continuing fly control practices in the fall may not seem like a wise investment, but it can be beneficial for a two main reasons.