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Horses vs cows

Postby denoginnizer » Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:06 pm

If a cow and a horse weigh equal amounts which one consumes the most grass?
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Postby Beefy » Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:13 pm

the one in the pasture?
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Postby certherfbeef » Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:16 pm

denoginnizer wrote:If a cow and a horse weigh equal amounts which one consumes the most grass?


Horse will pull the grass up by the roots, therefore killing the stand. And otherwise grazing the fields closer.

My vote is that horse pastures are harder to maintain because of that.
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Postby Scotty » Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:48 pm

Horse. Bigger gut system.


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Postby kaneranch » Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:27 pm

I know that horses are harder on the land than cattle so my votes with horses. Thanks Kaneranch
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Postby denoginnizer » Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:43 am

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Re: Horses vs cows

Postby Alan » Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:12 pm

certherfbeef wrote:
denoginnizer wrote:If a cow and a horse weigh equal amounts which one consumes the most grass?


Horse will pull the grass up by the roots, therefore killing the stand. And otherwise grazing the fields closer.

My vote is that horse pastures are harder to maintain because of that.


Amen to that, our nieghbor put 4 horses on a nice 4 to 5 acre piece this spring it is now mostly dirt. So is why we leave the pastures to the cattle and have half acre turnouts for the horses.

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Postby Running Arrow Bill » Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:44 pm

Horses clip off new growth of grass with upper & lower teeth. Cattle wrap little taller grass around their tongue, and "cut" and rip it out with their bottom teeth and upper hard pallet.

Use horses to "scalp" your lawn. Use cattle to "mow" your lawn...lol.
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Postby Scotty » Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:53 pm

I ran 4 horses on a small tract and they ate everthing. Now I have cattle on it and got more grass than ever. They ate the weeds befor they could seed.


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Postby tapeworm » Sat Sep 10, 2005 2:28 pm

Certified hereford :"And otherwise grazing the fields closer."

Runninbill: "Horses clip off new growth of grass with upper & lower teeth. Cattle wrap little taller grass around their tongue, and "cut" and rip it out with their bottom teeth and upper hard pallet. "

Both of you are right...good to see that some peopel actualy watch there stock graze....may seem like a waste of time to some folks...best time a stockman can ever spend..not enough real stockmen left any more
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Postby Wilson_Cattle_Company » Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:34 pm

Running Arrow Bill wrote:Horses clip off new growth of grass with upper & lower teeth. Cattle wrap little taller grass around their tongue, and "cut" and rip it out with their bottom teeth and upper hard pallet.

Use horses to "scalp" your lawn. Use cattle to "mow" your lawn...lol.


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