HOSS":3g611b8q said:My cows love to eat the thistle heads. They will line up along the fence and eat the purple heads off of the thistle tops. It must be a delicacy for then.
SRBeef":3dbkgn4d said:Is this the same cow that made the run through the half-open gate on your other thread??? Looks similar. Maybe she doesn't like grazing thistle as much as it seems? I would question trying to rely on thistle as sufficient diet for beef cattle. Good luck. Jim
mnmtranching":vgu5zksy said:I have found out the best way to graze thistle is to graze very hard when the plants are in the small tender stage. Spring, the cows are hungry for green and will work at chewing the plant down to the ground level. Really sets plants back and lets the grass get a jump on it.