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Awesome for you! I have a question for you, maybe you or someone else can assist…I live in S AL (near Mobile) with our Guernsey. She is currently on pasture with free choice dry rye hay all day/night. She is due to calf in late May. We usually give her about 6 lbs of 17% CP dairy ration in the morning in the milking stall, then feed her another 6-lbs of 12% CP cattle ration in the evenings. We are only milking once per day (mornings) and she is trying to develop a little bit of mastitis. We think she is getting too much protein and want to reduce some, but not sure the schedule needs. What range of protein should she be in for optimal production in the mornings, but not building up too much milk in the evenings. Any thoughts would be appreciated.I live in Middle TN, about an hour out of Nashville. I have a Jersey milk cow and her calf. He's 7 months old.
I feed all pasture all the time. We have grass growing from late March through Thanksgiving, so I only feed hay for about 3 - 3.5 months. She gets a small bucket of oats to keep her still at milking. I get about 2 gallons a day. This is her first calf. Her condition is great - a solid 4 on the New Zealand score charts. I live on 5.4 acres, and well over 3 of that is all pasture for the cows and a few sheep. So far it's working out great!