Forages play an important role in ruminant diets, but some forages can contain toxins that can be detrimental to livestock. This Frequently Asked Questions Fact Sheet will address nitrates (NO3).
Frequently Asked Questions - Forage Nitrate Toxicity in Ruminant Livestock
October 25, 2021
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Grazing standing corn is a viable option to supply nutrients to livestock. However, mitigating risk is critical to ensure healthy animals and optimize crops.
During periods of drought, it is important to aware of the factors that can be a concern during these conditions, specifically nitrates and prussic acid. It is important to take precautions when using feeds that could contain one or both compounds.