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Trisha in WA Trisha in WA is offline
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Default sprouting seeds as feed

Hi all. I am new to this forum, but not new to cattle. I currently have a Jersey cow and a couple of calves. I also raise rabbits for meat and chickens for eggs.

We started sprouting wheat and barley last fall for the rabbits and cow in particular. I sprout the seeds for 6 days in a sort of shelf system that my hubby and I built.
I use this as my concentrate when my cow is in the milking stanchion. This along with beet pulp and alfalfa hay keep her is lovely condition.
I have taken my rabbits completely off pelleted feed and give them sprout mats and alfalfa hay as their diet. They are doing great.

Anyone else here sprouting as a major part of your cows concentrate diet?
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