Fat Supplement

Even though individual aspects of management conditions and forage quality from one beef producer to another make definitive research regarding the benefits of fat supplementation in beef cattle reproduction an elusive goal, knowledge in some areas has dramatically improved in recent years. Research data shows that supplementing fat for prepartum first-calf heifers probably results in the greatest benefit. Reproductive traits tend to be low in heritability in beef cattle, so providing a supportive environment is critical to reproductive success.

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