In finishing rations for cattle and sheep, experimental data have shown that feed requirements increase when the weather is cold or windy. Relatively high priced proteins are wasted when a high energy feed is more suited for cattle under stress due to cold temperatures. Research has aided in furnishing winter feeding guidelines for finishing cattle, but very limited work has been done on winter feeding for pregnant beef cows. These requirements may vary due to stresses of relatively low weather temperatures. By collecting cow weights, calving and breeding data, the effects of varied winter cow rations can be evaluated.
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South Dakota State University
McCone, W. C., "Winter Feeding Requirements for Beef Cows During Cold Weather Stress" (1980). South Dakota Cow-Calf Field Day Proceedings, 1980. 11.