During the latter half of the summer forage quality often decreases.
When manure patties start to stack up (increase in height), it is a good indicator that cattle could benefit from a protein supplement.
One to two pounds of a high protein supplement per head per day will increase forage digestion and intake. Cottonseed meal, soybean meal, or all natural 40% crude protein cubes can be fed every other day or twice a week with good success.
For example, instead of feeding 1 pound every day, feed 3.5 pounds twice a week. This feeding schedule only applies to the supplements listed above.