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Calculating Forage Inventory

May 27, 2021 | Countryside Feed Kansas
Pushing on farm forages when possible is a great option to save on feed cost. Knowing where you are in terms of forage inventory is key in maximizing cost savings, while not allowing yourself to run out of on farm forages before new feed is put up!

How Many Heifers?

May 19, 2021 | Countryside Feed Kansas
Managing dairy heifer inventory is a great way to improve profitability on farm. Learn more about tips and tools for making heifer number decisions.

Fly Control is a Battle Worth Fighting

Feb 19, 2021 | Countryside Feed Kansas
It may not seem like it, but it's time to start planning for fly control implementation. 

Winter Dairy Tips

Dec 21, 2020 | Countryside Feed Kansas
Managing dairy cattle properly through cold stress can lead to healthier, more productive cows in the long run! Read on for a few tips to consider this winter on your dairy!

6 Winter Dairy Calf Management Coniderations

Nov 30, 2020 | Countryside Feed Kansas
Avoiding cold stress in the winter is essential to healthy, happy calves. Nutrition, colostrum, water, ventilation, bedding, and use of calf jackets are all great things to think about as temperatures start to drop!

Heifers: To Keep or To Cull

Sep 07, 2020 | Countryside Feed Kansas
Selecting replacement heifers is an important part of the beef production system. Read on to see 4 categories to consider when making keep or cull decisions on heifers.

Managing Fall Heat Stress

Sep 01, 2020 | Countryside Feed Kansas
Fall is rapidly approaching, accompanied by a much needed break from the summer heat! Keep in mind that your cattle are still battling heat stress when temperatures are in the high 60s and 70s. 

Let Your Silage Ferment!

Aug 25, 2020 | Countryside Feed Kansas
Corn silage season is in full force. Make sure you allow your feed to furment for 3 - 4 months before starting to use it!

Are You Ready For Silage Season?

Aug 10, 2020 | Countryside Feed Kansas
Silage harvest season is upon us! Both corn silage and other small grain silages can be great feeds for livestock when ensiled properly. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your silage harvest!

What is Your Cow's Poop Telling You?

Jul 14, 2020 | Countryside Feed Kansas
Your cows are the only ones that really know how your dairy nutrition program is working, thankfully they give us plenty of opportunities to listen to what they are telling us. Manure is one of those tools!