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Potatoes Possible Cattle Feed Source

potatoes as cattle feedPotatoes could become a feed option for cattle this year. Drought conditions led to poor yields in forage crops, high hay and corn prices, and a larger supply of diseased or malformed potatoes. Livestock experts say potatoes have similar feed quality as barley on a dry-matter basis and could be a relatively low-cost feedstuff, but the cost of transporting them could be high, and cattle should be adapted slowly to rations containing potatoes to avoid digestive upsets. (NDSU photo)

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