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A Review of Applied Beef Cattle Nutrition

This bulletin describes the basics of everyday beef cattle nutrition. Includes a general overview, nutrient requirements, and the three phases of beef production. 12 pp.

Harlan Ritchie.

This bulletin is available from the MSU Extension Bookstore.



Basic Dairy Cattle Nutrition

Detailed description of the nutritive needs of dairy cattle. Sections include The Ruminant Digestive Process, Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle, and Poisonous Plants and Compounds. 45 pp.

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations.For current recommendations contact your local Extension office. Michigan Offices.

Previous versions:

D. Hillman, J.T. Huber, R.S. Emery, J.W. Thomas, and R.M. Cook
Department of Dairy Science
Issued September 1975 (Fil. 1)

 



Beef Cattle Water Quality

Explanation of how to determine beef cattle water quality. Sections include water requirements, salt concentration, nitrate concentration, etc. 

These files are part of the Michigan State University Extension archives to be used for historical reference, but not for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Extension office.


Deer Foods

Information on a typical diet for deer to help you properly manage land for deer. 7 pp.

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations.



Determining Daily Dry Matter Intakes of Growing and Finishing Cattle

Cooperative Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Bulletin e991.

Danny G. Fox, Beef Specialist, Animal Husbandry
J. Roy Black, Extension Economist, Agriculture Economist

This publication discusses how to determine the daily dry matter intake of feeder cattle.

Issued September 1976 (Fil. 1)

4 pages

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Extension office. Michigan Offices.



Dietary Energy for Swine

Cooperative Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Bulletin e1065
Pork Industry Handbook

This publication discusses the need to consider both cost and value as a source of energy when choosing feed ingredients for the animal.

Palmer Holden, Iowa State University, Lowell Frobish, USDA-ARS, Washington, D.C., James Pettigrew, Gerald C. Shurson, University of Minnesota, Richard C. Ewan, Iowa State University
Third Revision October 2000 4 pages

This publication is available from the MSU Extension Bookstore
 

Previous Versions:

Palmer Holden, Iowa State University, Lowell Frobish, USDA-ARS, Washington, D.C., James Pettigrew, Gerald C. Shurson, University of Minnesota, Richard C. Ewan, Iowa State University
Issued January 1977 4 pages (Fil. 1)

Palmer Holden, Iowa State University, Lowell Frobish, USDA-ARS, Washington, D.C., James Pettigrew, Gerald C. Shurson, University of Minnesota, Richard C. Ewan, Iowa State University
Reprinted July 1979 4 pages (Fil. 2)

Palmer Holden, Iowa State University, Lowell Frobish, USDA-ARS, Washington, D.C., James Pettigrew, Gerald C. Shurson, University of Minnesota, Richard C. Ewan, Iowa State University
First Revision September 1984 4 pages (Fil. 3)

Palmer Holden, Iowa State University, Lowell Frobish, USDA-ARS, Washington, D.C., James Pettigrew, Gerald C. Shurson, University of Minnesota, Richard C. Ewan, Iowa State University
Second Revision April 1994  4 pages (Fil. 4)  

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your Michigan Extension Offices.



Diets for Pregnant Dry Cows

Information about the proper rations for pregnant dry cows to meet the nutritional needs of the cow and the unborn calf. 5 pp.

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations.



Extra Fiber for Performance Horses

Information on how to offer a balanced diet to maximize performance in performance horses. 

These files are part of the Michigan State University Extension archives to be used for historical reference, but not for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Extension office.


Fall Checklist for Feedlot Lambs

A management checklist that addresses some routine health problems and management issues common to most lamb feedlot operations. 3 pp.

These files are part of the Michigan State University Extension archives to be used for historical reference, but not for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Extension office.



Feeding Suggestions for the Ewe Flock

Reducing winter feed costs will challenge even the most experienced producers. The following management suggestions will, hopefully, provide some "food for thought" for dealing with winter-feed supply problems - before they reach a crisis level. 2 pp.

These files are part of the Michigan State University Extension archives to be used for historical reference, but not for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Extension office.


Feeding the Farm Flock for Production - Part 1: Basic Nutrition, Producer Attitudes, Feeding for Breeding, and Early Gestation

Feeding the Farm Flock for Production is a four part series pertaining to basic ewe nutrition and its effect on production-related decisions. The progression of this basic nutrition series parallels the production cycle of the ewe. Part I addresses breeding and early gestation, Part II covers late gestation, Part III discusses lactation and maintenance, and Part IV vitamins and minerals. Basic nutrition is simplified by limiting the discussion to traditional Michigan production practices. A summary of feeding recommendations can be found at the end of each installment. 7 pp.

These files are part of the Michigan State University Extension archives to be used for historical reference, but not for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Extension office.

 



Feeding the Farm Flock for Production - Part 2: Late Gestation Feeding

Feeding the Farm Flock for Production is a four part series pertaining to basic ewe nutrition and its effect on production-related decisions. The progression of this basic nutrition series parallels the production cycle of the ewe. Part I addressed breeding and early gestation, this portion of the series covers late gestation, Part III discusses lactation and maintenance, and Part IV will discuss vitamins and minerals. Basic nutrition is simplified by limiting the discussion to traditional Michigan production practices. A summary of feeding recommendations can be found at the end of each installment. 6 pp.

These files are part of the Michigan State University Extension archives to be used for historical reference, but not for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Extension office.


Feeding the Farm Flock for Production - Part 3: Feeding for Lactation and Maintenance
Feeding the Farm Flock for Production is a four part series pertaining to basic ewe nutrition and its effect on production-related decisions. The progression of this basic nutrition series parallels the production cycle of the ewe. Part I addresses breeding and early gestation, Part II covers late gestation, Part III discusses lactation and maintenance, and Part IV vitamins and minerals. Basic nutrition is simplified by limiting the discussion to traditional Michigan production practices. A summary of feeding recommendations can be found at the end of each installment. 7 pp.

Feeding the Farm Flock for Production - Part 4: Vitamins and Minerals

Feeding the Farm Flock for Production is a four part series pertaining to basic ewe nutrition and its effect on production-related decisions. The progression of this basic nutrition series parallels the production cycle of the ewe. Part I addresses breeding and early gestation, Part II covers late gestation, Part III discusses lactation and maintenance, and Part IV vitamins and minerals. Basic nutrition is simplified by limiting the discussion to traditional Michigan production practices. A summary of feeding recommendations can be found at the end of each installment. 8 pp.

These files are part of the Michigan State University Extension archives to be used for historical reference, but not for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Extension office.


Health and Nutrition Issues in Feedlot Lambs

The purpose of this article is to address basic lamb feeding management issues and to provide practitioners with an understanding of some of the common feeding practices utilized by Michigan producers.

These files are part of the Michigan State University Extension archives to be used for historical reference, but not for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Extension office.

 



New Feeder Cattle: Nutrition, Health, and Treatment

Cooperative Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Bulletin e992

This publication discusses the care of new feeder cattle.

Dan G. Fox, Animal Husbandry, Louis E. Newman, Veterinary Medicine
Issued September 1976 4 pages (Fil. 1)

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Michigan Extension office.

Nitrate in the Ration: Effects on the Health and Performance of Cattle

Information on the risks of too much nitrate in cattle rations. Sections include Nitrate Content of Feeds, Acute Nitrate Toxicity, Symptoms, Nitrate Relationship to Other Nutrients, Nitrates in Water, etc. 5 pp.

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations.For current recommendations contact your local Extension office. Michigan Offices.



Protein and Amino Acids for Swine

Cooperative Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Bulletin e1066
Pork Industry Handbook

This publication discusses formulating swine diets to provide the optimum level of each of the amino acids for maximum lean growth and reproductive performance at the least cost. 
 
T.D. Tanksley, Jr., Texas A&M University, D.H. Baker, University of Illinois, A.J. Lewis, University of Nebraska, Virgil W. Hays, University of Kentucky
Issued January 1977 6 pages  (Fil. 1)

T.D. Tanksley, Jr., Texas A&M University, D.H. Baker, University of Illinois, A.J. Lewis, University of Nebraska, Virgil W. Hays, University of Kentucky
First Revision June 1987 8 pages  (Fil. 2)

T.D. Tanksley, Jr., Texas A&M University, D.H. Baker, University of Illinois, A.J. Lewis, University of Nebraska, Virgil W. Hays, University of Kentucky
Second Revision November 1997 8 pages  (Fil. 3)

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your Michigan Extension Offices.



Shortened Dry Periods: Good or Bad

An overview of the potential benefits and costs of a shorter dry period for lactating cows. 2 pp.



Spartan Ration Balancing Software
Software designed to properly balance feed rations so that the animals receive the proper nutrients, in the proper amounts, based on the animals' condition and use.

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