Published on March 3, 2014
Hayless Winter Grazing Hosted by: Chris Stelzer and Jim Elizondo Wednesday, November 6, 13
This is for you if... Your feeding hay, year after year You want your livestock to work for you, instead of the other way around You feel like your livestock own you You want to stop the annoying chore of feeding hay You want healthier and more proﬁtable livestock Wednesday, November 6, 13
Calving and Nutrition Your Forage production curve impacts calving season Nutrition needs of the cow go up as she approaches calving and go higher when nursing At low latitudes body condition at calving determines fertility, calve after 45 days of good quality forage Wednesday, November 6, 13
Calving and Nutrition After 4-6 months of age calves require very small amount of high quality milk With highly ligniﬁed forage low protein limits forage intake Rumen bacteria need 7-8 % protein to be efﬁcient at digesting ﬁber when lignin is high in forages. Lignin limits over consumption of forages Wednesday, November 6, 13
Calving and Nutrition Mature stockpiled forages are high in % Oxygen or soluble carbohydrates so we should supplement with a low Oxygen % protein source. Molasses is high in Oxygen% All animals should have access so sometimes it makes sense to mix the supplement with mixing plain salt so they get their ration Wednesday, November 6, 13
High Density Grazing Frequent moves increase intake and harvest efﬁciency, this makes for a better performance thanks to even plane of nutrition Competition increases appetite, full cows get up an graze Mineral program becomes very important as highly ligniﬁed forages are less digestible and mineral ratios become distorted Wednesday, November 6, 13
Manure Distribution Wednesday, November 6, 13
Planning for Winter or Drought Simple system, 30-50 % of ranch is set aside Electric fencing is 10-20 times less expensive than barbed wire but must be done correctly Sufﬁcient ground rods, high quality energizer, big capacity and good components Polywire, ﬁberglass posts, no insulators, one wire fence works well with cattle - A savings per cow of $100 to $200 per year can be saved Wednesday, November 6, 13
Making Hay When we make hay there is nutrient transfer, the mineral cycle is interrupted effectively mining minerals from our soils, soil organic matter is reduced Wednesday, November 6, 13
Monitoring Check the ﬁll of your animals ( left side triangle) Are ribs showing ? shiny coats ? do they look healthy ? Do not under or over feed protein Sometimes is advisable to limit with mixing salt the supplemental protein Evaluate your stockpiled forage around November 1 depending on environment Calculate how many days of stockpile you have left and manage accordingly Wednesday, November 6, 13
Hayless Winters DVD www.agriculturalinsights.com/hayless Wednesday, November 6, 13
Here’s what will happen... • Learn how to utilize stockpiled warm season grasses for grazing in the Winter • The how & when of supplementing cattle • How to implement ultra high density grazing for high forage utilization efﬁciency • How & why of of ruminant nutrition under low quality forages with classroom and ﬁeld explanations • See actual cattle moves with ultra high density grazing • Watch cattle in good body condition on frosted low quality stockpiled bahia grass in winter Wednesday, November 6, 13
What does this mean for you? More Freedom Less time feeding hay Increased proﬁtability (a penny saved is a penny earned!) A more enjoyable experience that you can pass along to the next generation A new understanding of how cattle should be raised Wednesday, November 6, 13
You might be thinking... I can’t afford this I’m too busy This isn’t the right time for me Wednesday, November 6, 13
Today only: $99 Wednesday, November 6, 13
If you buy and you don’t like it and let me know within 30 days, I will FULLY REFUND your money, no questions asked. Wednesday, November 6, 13
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