1999 Beef & Bison Production Field Day
New publications offer
barley and co-product feeding guidelines,
and backgrounding information
Several new publications will be available in the near future to provide a succinct review of recommendations for backgrounding calves and for feeding, processing, and storage of feed barley and co-product feeds. Much of the information in these publications is summarized from research conducted and experience gained at NDSU Agricultural Experiment Station facilities.
Nine publications focus on backgrounding calves. This series presents substantial amounts of information in an easily read summary of best management practices. The backgrounding publications focus on most aspects of the enterprise.
Four individual papers address the practical use of feed barley for beef, dairy, sheep, and swine/poultry (non-ruminants). Recommended feeding practices including sample rations are presented.
Two co-product papers have also been developed. One addresses all aspects of procuring, storing, and using wheat midds in diets for beef cattle. The section on storage is of particular importance considering the seasonal price fluctuation of wheat midds and the moisture level. A second paper presents a general review of all alternative feeds available to ND cattlemen. This paper includes nutrient content and practical feeding advice for field peas, corn gluten feed, crambe and other oil seed meals, potato waste, edible bean splits, annual forages, barley malt pellets, all types of grain screenings and many other feeds.
These publications are available through your local Cooperative Extension Service office, area livestock specialist, or can be ordered from Extension Ag Communications at NDSU (701 231-7882). The barley feeding publications may also be obtained from the ND Barley Council. There is no charge for singe copies of these publications. These publications may also be accessed at the follow web site: www.ext.nodak.edu/extpubs/beef.htm.
New publication titles:
Implant use in backgrounding calves
Feeding barley to beef cattle
Feeding barley to dairy cattle
Feeding barely to sheep
Feeding barley to swine and poultry
AS1151 Systems for backgrounding beef cattle
AS1152 Nutritional guidelines for backgrounding beef cattle
AS1153 Backgrounding facilities
AS1154 Respiratory illness
AS1155 A checklist for feedlot siting and environmental compliance
AS1158 Feeding management for backgrounders
AS1160 Preconditioning programs: Vaccination, Nutrition, and Management
AS1175 Wheat midds: A useful feed for beef cattle
AS1177 Feed additives for backgrounding calves
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