cow herds, drylot, alternative management
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Providing forage for cow herds is normally paramount to maintaining a desirable level of productivity. But during drought years, the supply of standing and harvested forages may be extremely limited and/or very expensive. Relocating the cow herd into drylot is a management alternative that may allow producers to take advantage of inexpensive grains and byproduct feeds to formulate cost effective cow diets.
Wright, Cody, "Limit-Feeding Cows in a Drylot" (2002). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 57.