Adult livestock tend to resist the effects of mineral deficiency better than young animals. Increased demands from growth and decreased body reserves put young animals at risk.
Nutrition remains a complex and fluid subject for most producers. Keeping livestock at peak production means providing the best nutrition possible. For ease of discussion, we will address nutrient requirements of each production phase. Clean water remains vital to keeping livestock healthy. Many contaminates can leach into surface water, or well water can contain unsafe Continue Reading
In the last post, we introduced the components of a livestock ration. Here, we delve a little deeper into what happens when the diet is deficient in one or more of these nutrients. The most common cause of energy deficiency remains cost. As we all know, livestock production margins often are so thin, producers barely Continue Reading