Managing Business Stress: Livestock Management

 
 
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Beef
Maintaining herd health and productivity during stressful periods is often challenging. This section provides a number of bulletins on beef feeding and management, applicable to stressed production situations.
Sheep and Horses
Maintaining animal health and productivity during stressful periods is often challenging. This section provides a number of bulletins on sheep and horse feeding and management, applicable to a range of production and/or market stress situations.
  • Horses: Body Condition Scoring Your Horse
    A horse’s body condition can be readily translated to reproductive capability, performance ability and health. This bulletin describes the basics of the process.
  • Horses: Feeding and Management Considerations
    Drought can directly affect the feeding and management choices for your horses. This factsheet provides some management and feeding guidelines to help producers, and their horses, through a dry spell
  • Sheep: Ewe Maintenance Rations
    Providing proper ewe maintenance rations will ensure body condition, and productivity of ewes is maintained. This FAQ article touches on ewe maintenance needs and provides a few ration alternatives.
  • Sheep: Feed & Forage Requirements
    When pastures impacted by drought for several years running are tapped out, producers start to feed their flocks. This FAQ article reviews some of the basics of feed and forage requirements for sheep.
  • Sheep: Feeding Lambs
    This FAQ article reviews some of the considerations involved with feeding lambs. Feeding management information contained in the article may be useful in accommodating drought situations.

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This document is maintained by Mary Ann Nelson.
This information published to the web on April 20, 2010.
Last Reviewed/Revised on March 4, 2011.