aargh! oat hulls to the max! Need info
My horses are currently on about 200 semi bush acres, with another couple horses and about 20 cattle. They're fat, hoping they'll lose weight over winter here. Today I turned up & they're all scouring! After our ride, my kids went exploring into another section of the paddock, came back saying the cows had a huge bag of grain. I went & checked it out, and it's not grain thankfully(well, bound to be some in there, but), it's oat hulls. A huge wool bale bag full!
So... I asked owner if there was another paddock I could put them in & he told me where, but he was adamant oat hulls wouldn't be a problem & the move will only be temporarily available. 2/3 of mine are likely IR, and there's no other obvious reason for scouring either... I don't know how often/how long the cattle are getting fed this.
I had a big file on different feedstuffs, but can't find it when I need it! Can someone give me the NSC & other important values on this, so I can make a more informed decision? Although I dread having to find somewhere at short notice for my boys... it's a nightmare, esp when we're surrounded by such... rich pickings!