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Are Your Beef Cows Short on Vitamin A?

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 05:52:14 CST

Are Your Beef Cows Short on Vitamin A?


The after-effects of the historic drought of this past year could lead to beef calving issues in the weeks ahead. A Kansas State University veterinarian is concerned that too many spring-calving cows and heifers may be short on vitamin A, and that a management response may be imperative.


Dr. Larry Hollis says vitamin A deficiency may be an issue in the cow herd because of the extended time that cattle have not been able to have adequate green pasture heading into calving time.


Dr. Hollis is our guest on today's Beef Buzz- talking about the problem and the need for producers to offer a supplement that includes Vitamin A for their cow herds.


The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network- but is also a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the listen bar below for today's show- and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.



   
   

Ron Hays Beef Buzzes with Dr. Larry Hollis of K-State.
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