Cutting cattle feed costs is a priority for producers struggling with rising input costs and have cattle herds impacted by severe drought conditions. Regardless of location, cattle feed is the largest expense producers face. Leveraging tactics to cut costs is a great way to make your operation more profitable. Here are four ways producers can cut back without cutting corners:

1. Maximize stored cattle feed. Storing feed properly can help avoid waste and loss of nutrition.
2. Consider grazing opportunities. A strategic grazing program can help increase your operation’s carrying capacity.
3. Monitor your herd’s mineral intake. The right supplements can assist in energy efficiency to make feed go further.
4. Avoiding hay waste is critical. Free hay feeding can result in up to 45% loss. Feeding hay in smaller amounts.

Trim down input costs with these tips to help make your resources go further.

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