Feeding mini Jersey

MiniSheep

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Just wondering...what would be a good feed regiment for a miniature jersey cow calf pair (cow about 700lb) not pushing for milk production? I have about six months of good grass and six months of cold winter.
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Im not an expert on cattle in anyway but We have beef cows and I plan to find a good source of quality hay to let them have free choice of all winter, they will also be fed a stocker and grower grain.
Im not sure what types of grain they have for dairy cattle? maybe look in to that and good quality hay!
 

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Buy a LOT of hay if you will be keeping both cow & calf. Do you plan to milk her? If so quality hay and probably a grain supplement would be good.

I would love a cow -- at least the romantic thoughts of owning & milking. Then, my goats take care of the milk & less feed, easier to clean after.

So I have resisted the purchase of some great jersey cows, milk trained, some even bred....plus a local, tame bull. I have been strong!! :D I keep telling myself, cut the Xtra pasture and don't buy cows. Have had them in past and great meat, just not what I need now. What I need to do is go help someone milk a few days -- that would stop me from thinking beyond goats (which I do milk & love).
 
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