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Are potatoes ever fed to dairy cows?

Billy Foster says 2016-09-02 06:22:27 (CST)

I seem to remember reading that they had been at one point.

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K.C. Fox says 2016-09-02 09:30:48 (CST)

yes, but I don't remember any details

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Mike Rock says 2016-09-02 20:27:13 (CST)

Sure were. Up here there are/were big cauldrons, many mounted in stone or cement settings that were used to cook veggies for cattle and hogs. I don't remember the details or time frame right it a long time back... but folks figured cooked food was more digestible for animals. We had these kettles in western SD and here now in SW Wisconsin. Lots of folks call them hog scalders but they were for cooking food. Also used to dip water out of to scald hogs. Sure makes the hair come right off. Chickens too..... Maple syrup. Good old cast iron.......

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kc says 2016-09-03 11:48:34 (CST)

Yes it can be done but it is hard to maintain consistant levels of dry matter and energy intakes to achieve and sustain good production, it is usually easier and cheaper with normal feed stuffs

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JerryHicks says 2016-09-06 07:28:50 (CST)


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