How Much To Feed Cows
So we have 2 probably 8 month old Holstein steers, who currently have no purpose, and I am wondering how much hay to feed them. They get fed hay 2x a day, alfalfa in the morning, bermuda at night, and I don't think that they get fed enough. The owner of the boarding facility feeds them 1 sometimes 2 flakes per feeding, total, not per cow, and gets upset when I feed them more. I don't want to talk with him though until I get my facts straight, and know what I am talking about. I was told from another person at the ranch that they should probably be getting 3 flakes EACH per feeding, but as he's never owned cattle before, he's not positive that that's accurate. Any information or websites would be appreciated so that I can talk to the owner as soon as possible, as I want to make sure that the steers are healthy, and growing right.