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Herd Nutrition
Mon Feb 4, 2013 08:53 AM CST

"Bred," the veterinarian calls out from the back of the chute. The gates fly open, and a heifer scrambles out as another takes her place. She, too, is bred.

That's good news for Bartlett, Kan., rancher Mike Landrith. Like any cattleman, he's hoping for a calf inside every single heifer moving up the alley. The "bred" or "open" designation has a big impact on Landrith Cattle Company's nutrition program at a time when the winter feed price tag is going to be even higher than usual.

"We'll save the higher-quality forage for the ...

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