A note from our Nutrition Department:
Cooler temperatures are upon us! As pastures slip into hibernation mode the JFM nutrition team would like to remind you to have stored forages tested before feeding this fall/winter. Testing forages is an economical way to help identify nutritional deficiencies before they become on-farm problems. This is especially important for growing, pregnant and lactating cattle.
At JFM we also recognize that fall is the time of year to fill the feedlot with replacement cattle. Receiving cattle are under an immense amount of stress. Many are newly weaned, vaccinated and have changed environment multiple times before reaching their final destinations. JFM has a range of products geared towards reducing stress in the receiving period. Contact your JFM nutrition team for more information on this!
Finally, as we brace for cold fall rains and eventually snow, be sure to be adjusting the dry matter percentage on on-farm feedstuffs stored outdoors. Your sales representatives will be happy to assist in doing this to ensure consistent rations day to day.