Alfalfa hay cubes for lactating dairy cows
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Published by Washington State University, College of Agriculture Research Center in [Pullman, Wash.] .
Written in English


  • Dairy cattle -- Feeding and feeds,
  • Alfalfa as feed

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Edition Notes

StatementR.W. Wallenius, R.E. Whitchurch, J.M. Bryant.
SeriesBulletin / Washington State University, College of Agriculture Research Center -- 797., Bulletin (Washington State University. College of Agriculture. Research Center) -- 797.
ContributionsBryant, John M. 1934-, Whitchurch, R. E.
The Physical Object
Pagination7 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17541275M

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  The little square cubes, some cows don't like them. (Mine is an alfalfa freak, but does not like the cubes!) Alfalfa pellets on the other hand she'll eat just fine. The only way to know if she likes them is to buy a bag and give her some. Even soaking/top dressing with molasses my cow won't eat them! (Picky, picky!) Talk about 'training' the   Pelleted and Nonpelleted Cottonseed Hulls for Lactating Dairy Cows I,2 W. H. BROWN, F. M. WHITING, B. S. DABOLL, R. J. TURNER, and J. D. SCHUH Animal Sciences Department The University of Arizona Tucson ABSTRACT In two double switchback trials with 12 cows each, pelleted or nonpelleted cottonseed hulls were substituted 30, or 50% of the alfalfa hay cubes in a ration   In a University of Wisconsin trial comparing a forage ration of equal amounts of corn silage and alfalfa silage vs. one-third each of corn silage, alfalfa silage and tall fescue silage, both groups of cows (averaging over 90 lbs/day) had identical dry matter intake, but cows on the three-way forage ration made about 3 lbs. more ://   Even though I have written about feeding alfalfa pellets to goats, I still get a lot of questions about exactly how pellets are different than cubes or hay and how they should be used as part of a goat’s diet, as well as other livestock.. Can alfalfa pellets or cubes totally replace hay? If you are asking about sheep, goats, and cattle, the answer is no. Ruminants cannot live on a diet of

  Soak your alfalfa cubes! Better yet, mix them with soaked beet pulp! Oh how I wish I could just get alfalfa hay. But it is a SHOCKING $16 a square bale around here this year. This book is intended as an inspirational manual for keeping a family milk cow. A lifetime of practical experience has been bound into one volume. Practical advice   Bud stage alfalfa hay 0 19 18 0 Full bloom alfalfa hay 24 0 0 8 Mature timothy hay 0 0 0 7 Commercial concentrate** 0 0 8 13 Salt Free choice Free choice Free choice Free choice * Note that diet B for a recreational horse provides feed intake below 2 lb / lb of body weight. ** Using a typical commercial concentrate formulated for lactating for Horses (low res).pdf.   Cubed Versus Baled Alfalfa for Dairy Cows M. J. ANDERSON =, G. E. STODDARDP, C. H. MICKELSEN ~, and R. C. LAMB = =A~ricultural Research Service, USDA, Logan, UT =Department of Dairy Science Utah State University, Logan Abstract Cubed and baled alfalfa hays were compared in two studies with dairy :// Alfalfa Hay Cubes & Bales () The high level of calcium in alfalfa is especially important for lactating cows, young developing replacement heifers and bulls. It is therefore an excellent feed specially for dairy cows. Leafy, green alfalfa hay is unusually high in carotene, the precursor of Vitamin A. Vitamin A is the most common beef