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<br>Overfeeding older cattle that are due to have calves isn't a wise thing to do is it? Only 11 head, have all the hay they can eat, plus pasture, plus 2 5-gallon buckets of ground feed a day. These cattle look like a full tick. One of the cows already had twin calves, both were dead, the one only had 3 legs. Would appreciate comments...Thanks
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"overfeeding" is not what caused that cow to have a deformed twin. There was something wrong with the pregnancy. If these are mature cows, I'd doubt that you could hurt them by overfeeding. Heifers are kinda tricky in that if you feed them too much in the last trimester of their pregnancy, the calf may get too big; if you don't feed them enough, they won't be in condition to breed back. But mature cows should be able to have a big calf without any problem, depending on what kind of cow and bull we're talking about. If they're bred to a double muscled bull, for example, they may, indeed, have problems calving. Otherwise, I wouldn't worry about it, except for the expense. Good luck...<p>: <br>: Overfeeding older cattle that are due to have calves isn't a wise thing to do is it? Only 11 head, have all the hay they can eat, plus pasture, plus 2 5-gallon buckets of ground feed a day. These cattle look like a full tick. One of the cows already had twin calves, both were dead, the one only had 3 legs. Would appreciate comments...Thanks<p>
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