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Gains on Covers
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:59 AM CDT

It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has learned how to replace hay with cover crops for winter feed. It was time well spent. Doan said he's reducing annual feed costs by as much as $50,000.

Those big savings are great, but the benefits don't end there. Doan said he's seen improved health in the cattle herd, which he attributes to the animals not being confined to a small area.

The greatest improvement he's seen, however, is in soil health. Doan has cut both phosphorus ...

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