How many calves is each one nursing and how old are they??trin":xvs2zddc said:I have a few nurse cows I need to put weight on . Would you feed some real good hay and straight ground corn ? What ration would you think could help me to get some weight on my milk cows?
She probably needs protein boost as well as a high energy ration. See if your feed company can take that same mix and adjust it up to 16-18% crude protein and raise the energy with added fat. Then increase the amount you're feeding her up to at least 22-24 lbs. per day. You're asking a lot of her so you gotta give her something to work with. I wouldn't expect any real gain at all as long as she's providing milk for that many calves but at least with the added energy she might be able to hold conditioning.trin":2ypc1js6 said:Each cow has 4 calves I turn in with them twice a day. Cows are 6.
Lost me.brownvet":31q37ofn said:any extra supply of energy won't be used to gain weight but will be to increase milk production, production increase by demand, so with that little extra amount of energy whe fill the udder.