Corn for cows

Discussion in 'Cattle Raising Forum' started by cattlegirl, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. cattlegirl

    cattlegirl New Member

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    Can calfs/cows eat corn? Thanks
     
  2. Fairfarmhand

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    yes, but whole corn isn't particularly digested very well. You'll end up seeing lots of it in manure. Cracked or ground corn works better.
     

  3. cattlegirl

    cattlegirl New Member

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    Ok bc my calf got into my chickens corn thanks
     
  4. Fairfarmhand

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    How much did it eat? Too much at once can make it sick.
     
  5. cattlegirl

    cattlegirl New Member

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    Just a little bit not to much.
    I also have another question I got my calf from the auction and he has a metal clip in his ear. Should I take it out? Thanks
     
  6. Fairfarmhand

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    Metal clip can stay there. It's hard to get out anyway.
     
  7. cattlegirl

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  8. DoubleR

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    The metal clip is most likely a Bangs identification tag put in by a vet who Bangs vaccinated your heifer. That is a good thing if you ever sell her. Almost all our heifers/cows have them. All heifer/cows transported over state lines must have it.
     
  9. DoubleR

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    Or is it a bull/steer calf? Lol! I just re-read your post :D
     
  10. cattlegirl

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  11. CROWEmtnFARMS

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    I had a bull one time that wouldnt eat anything but whole kernel. Woulndt touch sweet feed or anythingelse. Except grass ofcourse. I guess he really liked the sugar content. Who knows