With the cattle market strong and forage available, Texas beef cattle producers can’t afford to neglect nutrition this winter, says a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.
Dr. Jason Cleere, beef cattle specialist, College Station, told producers at the recent South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic in Brenham to monitor body condition of their cattle to ensure those cows will raise a healthy calf and properly re-breed.
“Cattle markets have been phenomenal,” Cleere said, “and things are green and the outlook is great.”
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However, lack of nutrition is one of the main causes for cattle not breeding, he said.
“Nutrition is extremely important to the cow-calf operation,” Cleere said. “The way we manage cattle to calve at two years of age and have a calf every year, you’ve got to have some nutritional management out there for them.”