Rumenitis, Laminitis and Hepatitis in Feedlot Cattle
Keywords:management, feedlot operator, nutrients, roughages
Feedlot operators have shown an increasing preference for the high energy or all-concentrate method of finishing cattle. Among the factors that lead to this method of management are competitive cattle prices, high labor costs, high interest rates and a supply of relatively less expensive corn and other grains. A principal need of course is a ration that will supply the necessary nutrients for rapid gains but that can be handled entirely through a mill so as to avoid the labor needed to handle the traditional roughages.