Nutritional disorders associated with both forage and feed consumption can have a large impact on the profitability of beef cattle operations. Forages are an important component of beef cattle production systems in Arkansas. Most cow-calf and stocker cattle enterprises in Arkansas rely heavily on forage-based nutritional programs. Forages are used for both livestock grazing and hay production. Arkansas has over 4.4 million acres of pastureland and harvests over 1.3 million acres of hay each year.