Strategic Supplementation of Beef Cows

Strategic Supplementation of Beef Cows to Correct for Nutritional Imbalances

Published on: 11/16/2011
Author/s : Matt Hersom, Erin Alva, Todd Thrift, and Joel Yelich (University of Florida, Department of Animal Sciences)
IntroductionThe concept of strategic supplementation is the art and science of putting the appropriate supplemental feed in front of the cow at the right time. To understand the idea of strategic supplementation the word "strategic" needs to be defined. The online dictionary defines "strategic" as 1) "pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of strategy; 2) important in or ess...
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November 16, 2011

Forum about the Strategic Supplementation of Beef Cows. The authors must be congratulated for drawing attention towards importance of formulating proper strategy to get maximum production They have analyzed each imprtant cycles in productive cows life and proposed strategy to handle well each cycle. Very well versed they have suggested strategy for supplementation.

Luis F. Gulino Luis F. Gulino
Animal Nutritionist
November 16, 2011

Excellent work about Strategic Supplementation of Beef Cows, the scenarios are very variable so, it is important to take also in account the body weight change and gain (in heifers or steers) which will tell us the deficiencies that we have in the field (grass quality change) across the seasons. 

This kind of job help very much to implement supplementation strategies.

November 17, 2011
Indepth Analysis
Really Relevant
Arshaq Ramzee Arshaq Ramzee
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
November 17, 2011

Very impressive research work about the Strategic Supplementation of Beef Cows.

Dr. N.r.sarker Dr. N.r.sarker
Animal Nutritionist
November 20, 2011
The authors are rightly and critically analyzed the production cycle of animal where strategic supplementation is necessary. I think this piece of analytical though would help to increase the production of livestock industry.

Dr. N.R. Sarker
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