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This image shows beef cows grazing dormant rangelands during the winter in the Nebraska Sandhills.  Dormant grasslands are relatively low in protein but effective supplementation programs can be developed to meet the nutritional needs of grazing animals.  Cattle will graze through several inches of snow, provided the snow has not crusted or formed an ice layer.  This management system, in many cases, is a lower cost alternative than feeding harvested forages such as hay or silage.

Cattle grazing dormant rangelands

Credit: Gregory Lardy

Digital Credit: Gregory Lardy

Publisher: North Dakota State University

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Description: This image shows beef cows grazing dormant rangelands during the winter in the Nebraska Sandhills. Dormant grasslands are relatively low in protein but effective supplementation programs can be developed to meet the nutritional needs of grazing animals. Cattle will graze through several inches of snow, provided the snow has not crusted or formed an ice layer. This management system, in many cases, is a lower cost alternative than feeding harvested forages such as hay or silage.

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