Thursday, December 22, 2016

Beef FAQ: What do beef cows eat?

What do beef cows eat? They need less energy than dairy cows since their purpose in life isn't to convert food into milk, but rather to convert the food they eat into muscle for meat. That being said, they still need quality nutrition.

Our cows primarily eat grass in the spring, summer and fall when it's growing. In the winter, we feed them hay. Many beef cows also get grain, ground corn (or corn in some form) and other feeds.

I like to give them treats in the summer. By treats, I mean apples, watermelon rinds, corn husks and cobs, and any other fruits and vegetables. They love it!

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