Forage

Why You Should Always Remove the Net Wrap on Round Bales for Cattle

by Caitlyn Andrews March 20, 2018

Producers that fail to remove the net wrap from their round bales could be causing serious problems for themselves and their herd in the future.

Net wrap refers to the wrapping or string that binds hay together. Round bales are commonly fed to cattle and the net wrap that keeps them together comes in different materials.

It doesn't matter what type of wrap is used or whether the hay bales are fed whole or after grinding, many producers leave the wrap on.

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Maintaining Appetite for Healthy Cattle

by Caitlyn Andrews October 13, 2017

The primary concern of every producer is the health of their animals. Cattle producers know that the animal's appetite is an indicator of good health.

Sometimes, maintaining a good appetite in your cattle is easier said than done.

Here are some tips to help you maintain a healthy appetite in your cattle.

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List of Cover Crop Plants You Should Know That Are Toxic to Cattle

by Caitlyn Andrews April 29, 2016

Are you aware of the dangers potentially growing in your cattle's grazing pasture? If you're considering planting a cover crop for forage, or unaware of which plants can be toxic to cattle, then this article is for you.

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How to Handle Moldy Hay this Winter

by Caitlyn Andrews November 03, 2015

This year brought plenty of rainfall and poor harvesting conditions for those baling hay. When you go to feed your livestock this winter it's likely that you could run into some moldy hay. The good news is that most mold in your hay won't harm your livestock. Not all molds produce mycotoxins.

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