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poplar leaf protein

Postby MtnCows93 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:33 pm

ive been thinning out poplars in the woods and letting the cows eat the leaves. they always come running for them and i was just wondering if anyone knows how much crude protein they have for feed value, im just curious really :nod:
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Re: poplar leaf protein

Postby TexasBred » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:43 pm

MtnCows93 wrote:ive been thinning out poplars in the woods and letting the cows eat the leaves. they always come running for them and i was just wondering if anyone knows how much crude protein they have for feed value, im just curious really :nod:

Mtn. I have no idea but never seen a cow didn't like tree leaves. Doesn't seem to matter what kind.
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Re: poplar leaf protein

Postby MtnCows93 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:07 pm

TexasBred wrote:
MtnCows93 wrote:ive been thinning out poplars in the woods and letting the cows eat the leaves. they always come running for them and i was just wondering if anyone knows how much crude protein they have for feed value, im just curious really :nod:

Mtn. I have no idea but never seen a cow didn't like tree leaves. Doesn't seem to matter what kind.

your right they like it all, its like candy
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Re: poplar leaf protein

Postby Mat Man » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:29 pm

Just do not thin the black cherry trees till the leaves fall off if you have them .
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Re: poplar leaf protein

Postby Ebenezer » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:55 am

Carried cows through a drought one time by thinning out sweetgums. Got to be a problem of trying to get trees cut without cows getting hit.
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Re: poplar leaf protein

Postby MtnCows93 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:53 am

Mat Man wrote:Just do not thin the black cherry trees till the leaves fall off if you have them .

yea man i have several, last year i had to wait till december before the leaves were all gone before i could cut
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Postby chevytaHOE5674 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:50 pm

Yesterday afternoon the kid and I were in the pasture dumping out a bale of wet hay for the cows when we decided to push over a few pesky aspen trees. By this morning they have the leaves stripped off everything they can reach and even saw a few heifers jumping up and pulling branch's down while others ate the leaves. Must be something good because they are choosing it over a nice field of trefoil and clover.. haha
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Re: poplar leaf protein

Postby greybeard » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:45 pm

I've seen them reach up and get a mouthful of those prickly American Holly leaves too. That's gotta hurt tho..
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