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Buffalo grass

idontno

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Hi. I live in western kansas.... I got 25 head of Black cattle on 1/2 section of buffalo grass.They still have grass left. I have been feeding cane feed to them plus 2-3 lbs of alfalfa pellets 14%.I can't get them to go out in the pasture and eat much .They would rather stand by the fence and bawl( I think i've got them spoiled).I'm getting low on feed and wanting to feed them only when the snow is on the ground.Can I get by this way? Will grass and pellets be enough food for them? They all look good and healthy,and just starting to calve.I've got a neighbor that hasn't fed his poor cows nothing but pellets all winter and his pasture looks like a dirt road.I don't want mine looking that way.You guy think I can keep them alive this way or do i need to give a little cane everyday too? I do have 50 6x6 wheat straw bales to help.I think they will eat some of it also.Sure glad we haven't had that much bad weather. thanks..... jb
 

novatech

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By this time of year stockpiled forage has lost a lot of its original nutrition. I would cut the hay back a little at a time and put out protein supplement.
I just got an old hay meadow fenced and turned the cows in. They still come running for hay when they here my truck. I give them a token of appreciation at first. Now I give them nothing. They stand a look at me until I drive away. I look back from the hiway and they are returning to the stockpiled forage.
 

mnmtranching

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What are you calling Buffalo Grass?

Just wondering, True Buffalo grass stock plied is very good Winter grazing. I believe retains it's nutrients best of all grasses.
 

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