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Cow and hay

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Nate18850, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Nate18850

    Nate18850 Hatching

    Dec 11, 2013
    How much hay does it take to feed 76 dairy cows trough winter in PA

  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Crowing

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    Wow, my cousin works in dairy management (travels from farm to farm) and even she'd need more information than number of cows and winter. Like, what else is are the girls getting, any corn or other feed? What type of hay are you planning to feed? Less nutritive types of hay mean you need to feed more.

    How many are currently milking? Pregnant? Dry? For those milking, how many pounds of milk are they giving on average? That all goes into the feed calculations to determine the amounts that should be fed, as milking and pregnancy take additional energy.

    Another question, is why are you asking here? I mean, yea we have a subforum for livestock here, but this is your first post, which is rather odd. BYC has a sistersite, Backyardherds. That would be a better place to ask a dairy management question.

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