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Pre Calving: Feeding Oats and Soya Bean Meal

  • 05-01-2022 5:57pm
    Registered Users Posts: 92 ✭✭ ozil10

    Looking to feed oats and soya pre calving this year

    Reasons for

    To improve cow colostrum which should lead to healthy start in life for the calf in return

    Also help cow near calving when she is in a negative energy balance

    Silage was tested and is only average quality

    So be very grateful if anybody has or is currently doing this precalving.

    What rates do you feed?

    When is best time to start pre calving?two to three weeks before?

    Do you just feed cows close to calving or do you feed whole herd once you start feeding it?

    Best way to feed it

    I know some merchants do it in big 800kg bags.

    Thanks in advance