45 min

Dr. Jason Banta: Optimizing Cattle Forage Nutrition | Ep. 42 The Beef Podcast Show

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That's my first episode as one of the hosts for The Beef Podcast Show, and to celebrate that, I had an exciting talk with Dr. Jason Banta, an animal nutrition expert. High-quality beef production hinges on proper nutrition and management. Many cow-calf producers rely on forages as their primary nutrient source, demanding effective forage management for optimal herd growth. Dr. Banta emphasizes aligning forage types with the region, maintaining proper stocking rates, and focusing on forage quality, mineral supplementation, and drought management. He also shares valuable insights on raising replacement heifers and recommends a comprehensive mineral supplementation program for herd health.

"For most producers, the key to a successful nutrition program is going to start with that forage program." 

What you’ll learn:  
(00:00) Highlight(02:00) Introduction (05:01) Analysis of regional forage variation and its importance(06:52) Impact of drought on feeding forages(16:49) Mineral analysis in confined cattle context(26:28) Tips for developing bred heifers(34:06) Choosing a good mineral supplement(41:13) The final questions
Meet the guest: Dr. Jason Banta

Experience:
Current: Associate Professor at Texas A&M University
Background: 
Ph.D., Animal Nutrition (Oklahoma State University)M.Sc, Animal Science (West Texas A&M University)B.Sc., Animal Science (Texas A&M University)
The Beef Podcast Show is trusted and supported by innovative companies like:

- Bioverse
- DSM

𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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That's my first episode as one of the hosts for The Beef Podcast Show, and to celebrate that, I had an exciting talk with Dr. Jason Banta, an animal nutrition expert. High-quality beef production hinges on proper nutrition and management. Many cow-calf producers rely on forages as their primary nutrient source, demanding effective forage management for optimal herd growth. Dr. Banta emphasizes aligning forage types with the region, maintaining proper stocking rates, and focusing on forage quality, mineral supplementation, and drought management. He also shares valuable insights on raising replacement heifers and recommends a comprehensive mineral supplementation program for herd health.

"For most producers, the key to a successful nutrition program is going to start with that forage program." 

What you’ll learn:  
(00:00) Highlight(02:00) Introduction (05:01) Analysis of regional forage variation and its importance(06:52) Impact of drought on feeding forages(16:49) Mineral analysis in confined cattle context(26:28) Tips for developing bred heifers(34:06) Choosing a good mineral supplement(41:13) The final questions
Meet the guest: Dr. Jason Banta

Experience:
Current: Associate Professor at Texas A&M University
Background: 
Ph.D., Animal Nutrition (Oklahoma State University)M.Sc, Animal Science (West Texas A&M University)B.Sc., Animal Science (Texas A&M University)
The Beef Podcast Show is trusted and supported by innovative companies like:

- Bioverse
- DSM

𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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45 min

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