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Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Dec 24, 2012 01:45 PM CST

The onset of winter for beef cattle means that producers need to take extra care to manage their herds.

For each 10-degree drop in windchill below 30 degrees Fahrenheit, the cow's energy requirement increases about 13%, according to an article in Beef Magazine (http://bit.ly/…).

A number of techniques are available to producers to help animals maintain rate of gain and to protect cows as spring calving season approaches. Especially dangerous are wet and windy conditions that make it difficult for animals to create enough body heat.

One technique is to feed corn or distillers grains: both are excellent ...

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