This was a good year for late-season grazing, which was helpful with limited feed available. “This year has been a really good one for the state to graze residue and dormant pastures,” said Zach Carlson, beef specialist, NDSU Extension. “I think most producers have some type of plan whether that’s pulling in some feed or monitoring grazing activities now with a snow cover.”With too much snow, the energy expended by the animal gets to a point where supplementation is needed. “Once we start to get 6-8 inches of light snow, those animals can move through it, but we want to keep in mind those younger animals like calves that are grazing and have higher protein and nutrition requirements.”
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