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Feeding mini Jersey

Discussion in 'Feeding Time - Cattle (Feed & Forages)' started by MiniSheep, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. Jul 28, 2018
    MiniSheep

    MiniSheep Exploring the pasture

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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.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Aug 9, 2018 at 7:02 AM
    WolfeMomma

    WolfeMomma Loving the herd life

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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!
     
  3. Aug 9, 2018 at 7:15 AM
    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses True BYH Addict

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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).