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i want to plant some hay to be cut on halves to feed my cows. i have access to peanut hay. is it better for my cows than coastal. i think i remember reading that too much peanut was toxic to cattle.

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Paul, I raised peanuts in Texas for over 25 years and have baled, hauled and fed alot of thrashed peanut hay. I think it is a good hay product and is of sufficient protein to maintain a bred cow and also caused our cows to milk good with a calf by their side. There can be problems with aflatoxins in the peanuts that remain after combining, but we never had a problem. However, I didn't feed peanut hay continuously and substituted coastal. AS you know peanut hay will sometimes scour the animals, another reason we used coastal. Good coastal cut at 28 day intervals is probably better quality, but when you have peanut hay close by or on- hand it is a good feed. I would always keep it covered to prevent it from excessive molding. Spring sudan hay is also hard to beat.

> i want to plant some hay to be cut
> on halves to feed my cows. i have
> access to peanut hay. is it better
> for my cows than coastal. i think
> i remember reading that too much
> peanut was toxic to cattle.

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