ISSUE DATE: 08/13/2012
By Kylene Scott
When the grass is dried up and crunchy underfoot, cattle producers often look toward turning cattle out on crop stalks to give them something to eat. This year, as the drought progresses, producers need to be cautious before turning livestock out or feeding forages.
"Awareness and testing are two key factors people need to be alerted to," Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska professor of agronomy and Extension forage specialist, said.
He said there is more of a problem with nitrates in crop residues, and a drought brings the issues to the forefront when producers are struggling with having enough feed for their livestock. He suggests employing the knowledge of a nutritionist when dealing with forages high in nitrates.
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