Hey SSGenetics. Every morning I put out about 1 1/2 gallons of beef mix for 10 cows and a bull. Not much. It brings them in each morning so I can check them and spend some time with them. They have a total of 80 acres of prime pasture to cover. Only about 10 acres or less is wooded; the rest is pasture. Much of the farm was cleared and new pasture seeded over the past 2 years. So there is a lot of new grass. Also, due to the percent of legumes, especially in some of the old pasture that was a hay feild, I keep sweetlik blocks in the feeders. It is a mineral block with molasses and a chemical that breaks down the gases that cause bloat. Some cattle operations in my area have lost or had to treat cattle due to bloat this spring. It has been a bad spring for bloat or another way to say it is a good spring for legumes. I have heard that some operations have sprayed their pastures this year to reduce the red clover. Anyway, I want to make sure they come in for the sweetlik.
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