For livestock farmers, grinding hay allows you to have many options for feeding all types of forage. Grinding hay is a great way to mix different types of hay or cornstalk bales into a pile of feed to stretch your hay supply. It also gives you the control of feeding your herd a pre-determined amount of feed, instead of self-feeding with bale rings.
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Save 20% to 50% on your hay in free choice feeding, when stacks or large round bales are set in open area, cattle may waste from 20% to 50% depending on weather and feed conditions. grinding the roughage and feeding in bunks is less than 1% loss.
Jan 23, 2019 grinding hay: grinding or chopping hay reduces waste and sorting. ground hay reduces losses due to sorting, trampling, and refusal of long stemmed hay. grinding also allows the use of mixed rations to increase the palatability of coarse or “stemmy” hays. ground hay can be fed in turned tires or bunks to reduce losses and waste due to wind.
Jan 17, 2012 we grind quite a bit of hay every winter. usually 1/3 alfalfa, 1/3 crp grass 1/3 straw. have a couple trailers we fill with that. cows clean it up good, you can put in different screens to make it more palatable, flow better, or blow away less. we typically grind 100-150 bales at a time
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Nov 24, 2014 this may require grinding and mixing hays in a total mixed ration. do not feed free-choice one bale of low-nitrate hay and another bale of high-nitrate hay. animals will not adjust their diet correctly, and it practically guarantees that some cows that like the high-nitrate hay best will overconsume nitrates, which could lead to animal deaths.
Dec 21, 2017 i am sorry if i missed a previous post. i searched and found a post on hay for hogs but could not find anything about grinding/mixing hay for cattle. the first batch i tried was not enough hay. 1/2 corn, 1/2 hay (by volume looking at the windows). they ate way too much. i will try 1/4 corn to 3/4 hay by volume next.
In comparison with oat hay, cattle gains were higher for haylage (2.28 pounds daily) than for hay (1.78 pounds daily). the higher weight gains were obtained on about the same dry matter intake for haylage as for hay. this resulted in a 21.8 percent advantage in feed efficiency for haylage dry matter over hay. taking into account
Hay trade slow. demand moderate to strong for dairy and stock cow alfalfa, moderate for alfalfa pellets, grinding alfalfa and grass hay. scattered showers were again in the offering for kansas this week. drought conditions in texas and oklahoma have increased the demand and movement of stock cow quality alfalfa, brome and prairie hay.
Jan 30, 2012 one advantage though is that it makes poor hay more palatable. it's a good way to get right of junk hay if you mix it with good hay or something else. here i can rent a grinder for $200 for a 24 hour period, you can grind quite a pile in a day. i have feed poor hay along with corn silage, not mixed just dumped in alternating scoops into a wagon.
Sep 03, 2019 4. cochran et al. (1986) used a barley-based protein supplement (2 lbs/head/day; 70% barley, 30% cottonseed meal) for dry, gestating cows grazing native range in southeastern montana. cows fed the barley-cottonseed meal cake gained 31 pounds during the trial. cows fed 2.75 pounds of alfalfa cubes per cow per day had similar performance.
In some areas of the u.s., soybean hay is used as a substitute for alfalfa or sweet clover. when allowed free access to soybean hay, cattle generally will not eat the stems because they are quite coarse. chopping or tub grinding and blending with other forages …
The week of 7/12-7/18, 5,039t of grinding alfalfa and 750t of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold. southeast kansas dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement slow. alfalfa: horse or goat, 230.00-240.00. dairy 1.00/point rfv. stock cow 145.00-155.00. fair/good grinding alfalfa, 115.00-125.00.
Under cold conditions a minimum of to 1 pound of hay per 100 pounds of body weight is suggested along with grain being fed. in addition to feeding higher levels of grain as a substitute for hay, heavy grain feeding may be appropriate when relatively high rates of gain are desired for reconditioning thin cows.
Feeding hay to cattle is expensive. recent analyses show that hay costs between $0.02 and $0.07 per pound of dry matter; usually more than double the cost for the same amount of nutrients from pasture. hay is expensive because:it requires a large investment in equipmentit requires labor to make and feedmore than 50 percent of it is wasted by either poor storage methods or improper feeding ...
Oct 13, 2020 the following provides some information on how to stretch existing hay supplies and evaluate alternative feedstuffs for use in beef cattle diets. limit-feeding hay. if hay supplies are extremely tight, limit-feeding hay can reduce forage intake by 20 to 30 percent.
Another option is grinding hay and forages before feeding, which lets cows eat more, or limit-feeding corn silage. “you’ve got to push a pencil to find your cheapest source of calories ...
“for instance, a mid-gestation cow could be fed free-choice corn residue (or crp hay) and supplemented with distillers’. right now low-quality hay/corn residue bales are going for $60 per ton and modified distillers’ is around $75 per ton.
Bale processors cannot and do not grind or have much control over the length of their cut, especially in coarse forages with thick stems. therefore cattle do not do as well on long stemmed hay compared to ground hay. (less nutritional value, and palatability. less feed …
Corn commonly is used as a feed grain in beef cattle diets throughout the u.s. however, until recently in many parts of north dakota and other northern-tier states, feeding corn was less common. with the availability and improvement of shorter-season corn varieties, corn plantings in north dakota increased nearly 40 percent from 2008 to 2017.
Grinding or processing hay in a bale processor is a method to increase consumption of low to medium quality forages. grinding different forages together will allow combining forages of differing quality for best use in a cow feeding diet.
Sep 27, 2019 because of their ease of handling when compared to grinding hay, they are a popular roughage source for high-grain diets. generally, they are over-priced compared to other nutrient sources; however, if it is important to mix a roughage source into a complete diet and grinding hay is not an option, then cottonseed hulls may be useful. gin trash.
Grinding crp hay, mixing it with wet distillers grains, and limit feeding it to cows or pairs in confinement can be a good way to maintain body condition. photo courtesy of karla jenkins. with increasing areas of nebraska being hit with drought, the nebraska department of agriculture has released conservation reserve program (crp) grasslands to ...
5s cattle well-known member. joined aug 18, 2016 messages 801 reaction score 0 location brenham, tx. 48 minutes ago #1 what’s the absolute smallest you can grind it and what are y’all using? i’m trying to find something i can grind hay down to 1” or smaller. needs …
A cow will generally use 35 to 40 lbs of hay per day. they won't eat quite this much, but when you consider storage and feeding losses, this is a reasonable estimate (maybe even an underestimate). hay at $40/ton results in feed cost per cow of $.70/day. if hay …
when net wrap is not removed prior to feeding whole bales or grinding, there is a potential risk for cattle to ingest the net wrap along with the forage. net wrap ingestion is potentially harmful in a 2008 study, university of nebraska veterinarians reported large volumes of twine accumulation in rumens upon postmortem evaluations of beef cattle.
Jun 13, 2011 but, if wheat hay is the primary diet component, producers will probably see some cows that don't look full, because their mouths have become too sore for them to continue eating readily, even though adequate hay is available. it's also possible cows will salivate or …
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The hemp fed beef co.(a*s*h)antibiotic steroid,hormone, free based in springfield ky. we fed hemp seed meal as a top dressing over rolledoat,alfalfa pellet,cracked corn,with about 4-6% protein hay.we fed 30-40 head the total daily gain stayed around national average of 2.99 poundstdg.what we found is the high amino acids in the hemp seed cake made the animal utilize there feed .shoveling ...
Oct 13, 2020 the end result is that the cows are now consuming the 5 pounds of corn, but their hay consumption drops to about 18 or 19 pounds per day. their total energy intake is still greater than it was when they were consuming 25 pounds of hay, but the corn has a negative impact on total intake (now at about 23 or 24 pounds) and will also decrease the ...