grazing alfalfa/grass hay field

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grazing alfalfa/grass hay field

Postby BryanM » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:06 am

Is there any dangers in grazing an alalfa/grass hay field? With preg cows and calves? this fall
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Re: grazing alfalfa/grass hay field

Postby turklilley » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:09 pm

I do it every year, my last cutting of the year gets grazed.
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Re: grazing alfalfa/grass hay field

Postby TCRanch » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:48 pm

I'd suggest contacting your local or the closest Ohio State Extension, NCRS or even the Coop. We never let ours graze the alfalfa when we had it but a bull got out, didn't find him until the next morning & he ended up with a nasty case of bloat.
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Re: grazing alfalfa/grass hay field

Postby Silver » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:13 pm

Our cows always take our last cut also. I like to wait until after the frost has killed it, but that seldom happens. If it's a grass / alfalfa mix the cows tend to do fine. It's not a bad idea to have an available dry hay bale available for them to self medicate on.
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