Feeding cows

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Feeding cows

Post by RSL » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:43 am

We moved cows this weekend on a windy but relatively warm day.
The Pied Piper Method worked with the bale deck and a wheel of DDGS.
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But I was not brave enough to drive across here (I know I can make it down...). Had to get my helper.
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It was warm enough to take off my gloves and get a couple of videos.
Coming up the other side
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And into a windy corn crop
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We ditched a bunch of cows this fall (100+) and sold all the bigger steers because of our feed situation, but have had a very nice winter so far and it looks like we will finish with extra feed in storage. But it could have gone the other way... We fed wheat DDGS for the first time as a supplement and really like them. High protein, high energy and cooked so we did not have to worry about weeds on our pasture. Also has been a good way to ensure cows are getting mineral, even though free choice is still available. We have been feeding with a roller on the bale deck through our brush patches and will see what it does to those patches. Kept all the heifers so we will be back at it again this summer...


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Re: Feeding cows

Post by Big Muddy rancher » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:50 pm

I went back to using my Bossy Bloomer this winter. I just fill steel lick tubs, 2 bags plus a payer of loose mineral. Seems to be working fine.
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Re: Feeding cows

Post by Faster horses » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:33 pm

I enjoyed your pictures, RSL, thanks.
I've liked your Bossy Bloomer, BMR and glad you are back to feeding it.
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