Beef cow-calf pairs are fed baleage on the ground.  While feeding hay or forage on the ground can result in feed losses, there are some advantages such as spreading nutrients over a pasture, better access to feed for all the cattle at one time, and can provide bedding for newborn calves.

Feeding forage to beef cattle on the ground

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Description: Beef cow-calf pairs are fed baleage on the ground. While feeding hay or forage on the ground can result in feed losses, there are some advantages such as spreading nutrients over a pasture, better access to feed for all the cattle at one time, and can provide bedding for newborn calves.

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