clover hay cause bloat??

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Farmgirl

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Is the chance for bloat less with clover hay than with cows grazing clover pasture? Found hay and wondered if it was something with should shy away from. Actually, it is crimson clover and jiggs bermuda 15% protein.

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ive fed clover rye an costal mixed hay for yrs. an i havent had a problem with cows bloating on hay at all. honestly ive never had a cow bloat on hay. so yes its ok to feed hay like that. ive also fed mixed wheat clover an rye for yrs w/o problems. scott
 

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I'd treat clover hay the same way I would if I were feeding alfalfa. You shouldn't have a problem as long as you don't give them a bunch all at once.

I would love to have some of that hay myself!
 
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You shouldn't have a problem as long as you don't give them a bunch all at once.

Problem is, it is round bales. Kinda hard to control how much they eat.

I think we will pass. Found some grass hay. Will probably supplement with a few square bales of alfalfa.

Thanks for the input.

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Farmgirl":1kgdh4m4 said:
You shouldn't have a problem as long as you don't give them a bunch all at once.

Problem is, it is round bales. Kinda hard to control how much they eat.

I think we will pass. Found some grass hay. Will probably supplement with a few square bales of alfalfa.

Thanks for the input.

Farmgirl
Once the clover is cured and baled the bloat problem should not exist, only the green growing clover should cause bloat. At least thats what I was taught and experienced. Check with your Vet for a good clear reading on the subject.
 

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Lost one to bloat on alfalfa hay last year. Never fed clover hay - never seen it for sale here.
 

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