Producers Creating Unique Ration Formulations to Deal with DroughtWed, 02 Nov 2011 13:40:17 CDT
Our discussion with Ross Wilson, President of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association, continues with the issue of forage and the current grain situation for many feedlots and cattle producers in the Southern Great Plains. Wilson says they are taking two different steps to help ensure to face these challenges.
First, they are bringing in a lot of forage or roughage into the southern region through transportation. Wilson says they are even working towards having the railways transport this forage, which would help to cheapen the cost of this process. Secondly, Wilson adds that many producers are going higher with concentrate rations and feeding lower and lower levels of roughage.
With producers getting more creative with rations and ration formulations, Wilson says they are working to sort this issue out. Also, Wilson adds that many different nutritionists, managers and veterinarians working towards this goal, it will likely change the feeding industry in this region more than ever before.
Click on the LISTEN bar below to hear part two of a conversation that we had earlier this week with Ross Wilson of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.
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