Feeding Cattle for Beef




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National Agricultural Library



THE FEEDING of cattle for beef production affords one of the most practical ways of disposing of grain and roughages produced on the farm.

This industry favors diversification in agriculture and makes possible a well-balanced distribution of labor throughout the year.

Approximately 75 per cent of the fertilizing constituents of feeds fed to livestock is returned in the manure; consequently when the manure is saved and applied to the land, feeding operations largely maintain soil fertility.

Ability in buying and selling cattle and in combining feeds properly has a direct bearing on the success of beef-cattle feeding.

Quality in feeder cattle favors economical production; uniformity and quality combined invariably mean increased selling prices.


Feeding Cattle for Beef