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Is it economical to feed a cow grain during the dry period?

K.C. Fox says 2017-03-14 09:17:14 (CST)

not unless the grain is free

15 days ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

Ralph in N.E.Oh says 2017-03-14 16:48:03 (CST)

I would say no, provided she is in "good rig" meaning she is sleek and healthy. The grain will make the calf grow, possibly causing birthing problems. Im thinking a forage diet of grass or dry hay will sustain her in good shape for calving.

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JerryHicks says 2017-03-15 05:23:18 (CST)


I would think they are assuming the farmer would be raising his own grain.

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