Warmer weather means the onslaught of flies, a condition which can reduce intakes and gains in feedlot cattle. Control the fly population in your lots to prevent problems.
Managing Heat Stress
Hot and humid conditions can reduce feed intake, reduce gains, and impair cattle health. Take steps to reduce the affects of heat stress.
Are your cattle getting enough water?
Water intake directly affects feed intake. Make sure your cattle are getting enough water this summer.
Summer feed handling recommendations
Use special care when handling feed in summer weather conditions.
Feeding lower quality corn can affect gains
The quality of the corn you feed your steers can have an impact on their health and performance.
Converting roughage fed cattle
Follow this program to convert roughage fed cattle to the Tend-R-Leen no-roughage program.
Self Feeder Management
Using self-feeders for feedlot cattle is a popular method for feeding steers that is convenient and reduces labor. However, they do require constant attention to ensure that your cattle are eating and gaining well, and to prevent any problems.