By Greg Highfill
Woods County Extension Educator 

Cows need supplemental magnesium when grazing failed wheat


April 23, 2023

As insurance adjusters tour the area, much of the droughted wheat acreage has been released to producers. Some of these fields have enough standing forage for haying, but most do not. The more efficient method to utilize this standing forage resource is to turn cattle into these fields for grazing. All weights and classes of cattle can benefit from the excellent nutritional value in this forage resource.

If beef producers are utilizing graze-out wheat or rye with lactating beef cows, they should not forget to supply adequate mineral nutrition for these high-producing animals. Grass tetany o...

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