Day 7 of Giving
The most economical form or feed is grass. However, our grass may not always meet the nutritional needs of our animals. If nutritional needs aren't met, we get slow performing lambs/kids, females that don't breed back, and weakened immune systems that lead to parasitism. What is the nutrient content of fresh forages? Dr. Andrew Weaver, North Carolina State University, breaks it down for us.
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Here are some additional resources on forages:
Re-Thinking Red Clover: Supplementing Red Clover Hay Promotes Weight Gain and Feed Efficiency, Jennifer Weinert-Nelson, Ph.D., Donald G. Ely, Ph.D., and Brittany Harlow, Ph.D.
Clover Makes Fescue Better For Goats..............................Michael Flythe Volume 33 Issue 1 Winter 2021