Clover is an excellent forage for beef cattle as it contains very high nutritional value. The high amount of crude protein and total digestible nutrients (TDN) makes it an excellent food source that promotes cattle health and weight gain. But too much clover can be a bad thing for cattle. In certain situations, YES, clover can kill cattle because it causes them to bloat, and … [Read more...] about Does Clover Kill Cattle?
It has been a while since our last post on Cattle Starter. We are still keeping very busy with our cattle farm. We have many goals for our farm operation in 2019 and one of those goals is to keep current with our Cattle Starter blog. When we first started Cattle Starter, we were intent on having a blog that was very heavy on beef cattle information and very light on personal … [Read more...] about On the Cattle Farm – Cold, Snowy Winter 2018-2019 Update
It was as if a light switch went off in their heads and all at once they started to repeat the mantra..... we.must.graze. we.must.graze. we.must.graze. It was a wonderfully warm day on the farm, with temperatures reaching into the 60's. Such temperatures were such a sharp contrast to only a few weeks earlier when we were still … [Read more...] about Cattle: Creatures of “Grazing” Habit