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CarraghsBorderCollies

  • Joined Jun 2009
unusual feed
« on: July 12, 2009, 11:59:18 am »
im just watching rural tv and i was interested to hear that in california they often use left over orange and citrus peel as a high energy cattle feed!
the only drawback is that it is low in protein.
makes you wonder if the meat tastes different as a result?

do you know of any other unusual feed/feeding practises?
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welshboy

  • Joined May 2009
Re: unusual feed
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009, 09:31:23 am »
A large 1000 cow herd of cows near me gets lorry loads of biscuits and confectionary which have failed quality control. A rumour one load was mars bars- don't know how if they had paper on !

hexhammeasure

  • Joined Jun 2008
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Re: unusual feed
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2009, 01:21:24 pm »
that kind of makes a mockery of the rule NO cooked foods to be fed to livestock....
Ian

Paul Sill

  • Joined Jan 2009
Re: unusual feed
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009, 05:53:39 pm »
Cirus pulp is a standard ingredient in animal feed and blends, nothing unusual about it.

shetlandpaul

  • Joined Oct 2008
Re: unusual feed
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2009, 08:42:59 pm »
have a look at what makes up your average chuck /pig food i think theres a lot of biscuit in there sometimes.

 

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