Vegetable trimmings?

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Vegetable trimmings?

Postby HanknCali » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:20 am

Is it alright and worth suplimenting feeding hay with Broccoli and cauliflower stalks for cattle feed?
Hay is getting low and i have the opportunity to get truck loads of the vegetable trimmings.
I was thinking of bringing in a ton or two a week in addition to feeding hay to make it through the winter. Feeding 16 angus cow/calves.

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Re: Vegetable trimmings?

Postby Dave » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:46 am

Certainly won't hurt them. They will be pretty high moisture content but when fed along with hay you can use them to stretch your hay out.
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Re: Vegetable trimmings?

Postby ez14. » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:46 pm

What's the price? I have fed turnips and they did fine on them
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Re: Vegetable trimmings?

Postby HanknCali » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:33 pm

Cost can’t be beat,,,,Free!!!
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Postby kenny thomas » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:37 pm

Sure hard to beat that price. Bet the cows love it
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Re: Vegetable trimmings?

Postby ez14. » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:39 pm

At that price the only question is can you afford not to do it?
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Re: Vegetable trimmings?

Postby HanknCali » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:00 pm

I’m going to pick up a dump trailer full tomorrow and try it out. Thanks for the input everyone.
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Re: Vegetable trimmings?

Postby Aaron » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:12 pm

Just be careful to monitor size of the trimmings to make sure they don't pose a choking hazard.
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Re: Vegetable trimmings?

Postby HanknCali » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:29 pm

Aaron wrote:Just be careful to monitor size of the trimmings to make sure they don't pose a choking hazard.


Will do, thanks for the warning/reminder
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Re: Vegetable trimmings?

Postby ez14. » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:03 pm

Aaron wrote:Just be careful to monitor size of the trimmings to make sure they don't pose a choking hazard.

You'd be amazed how big of a turnip they can eat without a problem!
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Re: Vegetable trimmings?

Postby Aaron » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:23 pm

ez14. wrote:
Aaron wrote:Just be careful to monitor size of the trimmings to make sure they don't pose a choking hazard.

You'd be amazed how big of a turnip they can eat without a problem!

Until you get one that can't.
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Re: Vegetable trimmings?

Postby ez14. » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:50 pm

Aaron wrote:
ez14. wrote:
Aaron wrote:Just be careful to monitor size of the trimmings to make sure they don't pose a choking hazard.

You'd be amazed how big of a turnip they can eat without a problem!

Until you get one that can't.

Maybe
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Re: Vegetable trimmings?

Postby Aaron » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:10 am

ez14. wrote:
Aaron wrote:
ez14. wrote:You'd be amazed how big of a turnip they can eat without a problem!

Until you get one that can't.

Maybe

Costly maybe.
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Re: Vegetable trimmings?

Postby Nesikep » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:08 am

we lost a cow to choking on a potato.. biggest problem is when they're hogs and get 4 in their mouth and one goes down the wrong pipe
stalks of whatever shouldn't pose a problem though.. apples, potatoes, those are more dangerous
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