Animal Science Department


Date of this Version

December 2005


Published for the Proceedings, The Range Beef Cow Symposium XIX December 6, 7 and 8, 2005, Rapid City, South Dakota.


It is generally accepted that protein supplements help beef cows efficiently utilize dormant forages and maintain body condition score (BCS) during fall-winter grazing. Additionally, protein supplements fed during fall and winter may impact subsequent cow reproductive performance and calf growth. Applications of supplementation in different extended grazing systems are presented.