Oats as only grain?

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I have an 11 week old dairy steer that will only eat oats. Is it ok 2 feed only oats? THANKS
 
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Oats is a "safe" feed as far as its hard for them to overeat and get sick. BUT, I wouldn't think it is a balanced ration for such a young calf. He needs more and better protein than an older animal, and also need vitamins & minerals. You really should check with you local feed mill. They are usually experts at balancing rations. If not, check with your local university cooperative extension office. Jeanne
> I have an 11 week old dairy steer
> that will only eat oats. Is it ok
> 2 feed only oats? THANKS

Simme Valley in NY
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Oats are for growth, this calf may get to be very tall and thin. I would try slowly adding other feed stuffs to the ration, try adding molasses to it and see if that helps.

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