How much feed will I need to get 120 head of cattle through 3 months of winter in Mon

Discussion in 'Feeding and Watering' started by cotopaxi14, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. cotopaxi14

    cotopaxi14 Member

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    I just started a ranch and bought about 30 tons of hay will that be enough?
     
  2. saskcattle

    saskcattle New Member

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    6 to 7 bales per cow is what I been told to get through winter. I have just under 120 and we have been using 130 bales a month but it's been a really warm winter so that number could vary depending where you are from
     

  3. charloisfarmer

    charloisfarmer New Member

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    I was told u should have 8 bales per cow but that's so if there's a late spring
     
  4. cotopaxi14

    cotopaxi14 Member

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    I don't think it's going to be a late spring and right now I have 10 bales per cow because I bought way to much hay
     
  5. charloisfarmer

    charloisfarmer New Member

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    Oh ur good for sure always better to have to much than not enough
     
  6. cotopaxi14

    cotopaxi14 Member

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    Is it bad to over feed with hay because I don't want any to get rotten come spring and I'm going to have some extra bales that I'll want to use up?
     
  7. empire

    empire New Member

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    You can't overfeed hay. When they are full.they will stop eating. I use about 7 heavy round bales,5x5s, per 1000 pound cow.