For beef finishers, winter is often a time when a high level of starch is being fed to get animals finished as efficiently and profitably as possible. This can be a risk factor for acidosis. Acidosis occurs when the rumen pH drops below 5.5 and can be as a result of an increasing amount of concentrates being fed. When cattle have acidosis, appetites can be depressed and the rumen bacteria becomes affected due to excessive acid conditions. This not only reduces […]