- Feb 19, 2008
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I was doing some research on grass finishing, and I cam across where it was stated that some miniature cattle have been successfully finished on alfalfa, but it's not normally that way for full size cattle. For marbling to occur, it said the cow must be gaining at least 1.7 lbs per day (I would assume this if for an average size cow ~1200lbs). What is it about the alfalfa that won't let them marble? I know good alfalfa can get their growth rate high enough to marble.