She is almost 4 months old. She is a pet. I have just recently stopped the bottle feeding and
I want to be able to give her something other than her regular food but i do not want to give her
something that might hurt her.
Even with high grain prices beer gets pretty expensive, especially here with all the hidden tax ,one bottle/can of a reg. lager costs almost 2 dollars..Plus that would diminish the house supply.. :lol2:
What is it with cows and beer (mainly dairy cows) :? ,btw I have a horse that likes rye and coke.... :help:
I buy a bag of "complete calf" sweet feed (non medicated) - it has a lot of molasses in it but as mentioned above, it is intended for cattle.
I let the cows and now calves get a taste of it in a tough. Then I hold the bucket so they gradually come to you and stick their head right in the bucket. This gentles them over time and instead of shying away they come towards you when they see you, especially useful for calves.
And I never let the bull come to the bucket. He likes the sweet feed but his goes in the feed bunk and he knows it.
Ours love grain. Most of them also like horse treats. We have never tried the peppermint ones, but they like the berry or apple flavored one. They also like apples. We cut them or stomp on them, so they don't choke. We used to get day old bread form a bread store for cheap and they loved that, too.
Any thing but grass is a treat for our cows. We go to the “used bread store” every time were in town (it’s $.08 a loaf after tax), cut apples in to 8ths (home grown), grass clippings from my yard, any old veggies (sometimes they get hit with a hammer), the bags of corn husks from the veggie stands (just have to supply the heavy garbage bags and pick them up 2 times a week), and anything else I can get on the cheapo.