Feeding question

Discussion in 'Feeding and Watering' started by Brandon, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. Brandon

    Brandon New Member

    Sorry In advanced new to the forum (And new to cattle farming, cash crop since I was a kid and now venturing out on my own at 27) thanks in advance for any help. I visit multiple large dairy farms a day as I am a road tech for a John Deere dealership and see them chopping, hauling, packing and covering there hay for feed and it got me thinking, could I do that with grass clippings? I have 4 head of dexter cows and as it sits I give them 1-2 “loads” of grass clippings when I’m mowing but seeing Large dairy farms years doing that got me thinking if I could do that with my clippings. I have on my farm an old cement slab where I removed a falling down old granary and wondered if I could mow, pile up the clippings and pack them down and cover them with a tarp to make myself some haylage and have a feed alternative to hay and grain through the winter. Is there anyone on here that has attempted this? I read online lots of folks using sealed containers but don’t want that many of them sitting around. Let me know what y’all think, thank you