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ROUGH WINTER, ROUGH SPRING – After a tough winter stretched feed and bedding supplies, many farmers are ready to turn cattle out on pasture. But U of I Extension Beef Cattle Educator Travis Meteer said farmers may want to rethink that strategy since lush, spring grass may not be best for cattle coming off winter forage diets. Instead, Meteer said, farmers should consider delaying the start of grazing season until forages mature, supplying dry baled forage and supplements while they wait. (

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