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Vegetable trimmings?

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HanknCali

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Is it alright and worth suplimenting feeding hay with Broccoli and cauliflower stalks for cattle feed?
Hay is getting low and i have the opportunity to get truck loads of the vegetable trimmings.
I was thinking of bringing in a ton or two a week in addition to feeding hay to make it through the winter. Feeding 16 angus cow/calves.

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Certainly won't hurt them. They will be pretty high moisture content but when fed along with hay you can use them to stretch your hay out.
 

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What's the price? I have fed turnips and they did fine on them
 

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At that price the only question is can you afford not to do it?
 

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Aaron":3c3o60g7 said:
Just be careful to monitor size of the trimmings to make sure they don't pose a choking hazard.
You'd be amazed how big of a turnip they can eat without a problem!
 

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Aaron":5l8wh6f3 said:
ez14.":5l8wh6f3 said:
Aaron":5l8wh6f3 said:
Just be careful to monitor size of the trimmings to make sure they don't pose a choking hazard.
You'd be amazed how big of a turnip they can eat without a problem!
Until you get one that can't.
Maybe
 

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we lost a cow to choking on a potato.. biggest problem is when they're hogs and get 4 in their mouth and one goes down the wrong pipe
stalks of whatever shouldn't pose a problem though.. apples, potatoes, those are more dangerous
 
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