Post Rock Extension District
Livestock Production Agent
The third trimester of pregnancy is a crucial period because of the rapid growth the fetus undergoes and because it is our opportunity to improve cow body condition prior to calving if needed.
Most analytical laboratories have many analysis packages which encompass the most common procedures or numbers that a nutritionist or producer needs to know about their feeds.
Pastures should be evaluated frequently to assess available forage, and over-grazing should be avoided to minimize long-term effects on the pasture.
This is the year to test your harvested forages! As the old saying goes “don’t guess…test”.
Management recommendations common to both prussic acid and nitrates include test first, don't gamble.