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Bloat Basics
Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:34 AM CDT

There isn't much that boosts cattle or pasture productivity like a good dose of clover. The only thing that has a chance of beating it is alfalfa. But sometimes, too much of a good thing comes with its own set of problems. In this case, the drawback is well-known to cattle producers -- pasture bloat.

Most often, pasture bloat is caused by lush grass that includes significant amounts of legumes, said Richard Randle, University of Nebraska Extension beef cattle veterinarian. Producers often find this to be a problem when forages are abundant, immature ...

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