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No way I"ll believe that line about 100 lbs milk on 5 lbs grain.

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01-14-2014 15:31:03

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 Re: Organic! in reply to JMS/.MN, 01-14-2014 14:36:12  
You're not alone.... The odd cow might do it but it's coming off her back to do it. The other half of that equation is that the 100# is about 2.3% fat and 2.1% protein. My observation over the years of pasturing like that was that you could make a lot of volume but you couldn't make much of a cheque without some source of fibre going into them.... We did a lot of pasturing on Italian rye grass... and they'd milk good and sh!t through the eye of a needle... but the components were not in the milk. The same herd on good silage would make 4% + milk.


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01-14-2014 15:16:18

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 Re: Organic! in reply to JMS/.MN, 01-14-2014 14:36:12  
Bucket milkers its not hard to keep track.pasture was very lush alfalfa

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