I am not sure, but if it comforts you any, my best friend feeds her milk cow very interesting things! Leftover beans and rice ( one of the cows favorites), she is vegetarian so they never have meat in the dish. Watermelon, mangoes, bananas, soup that has grain, pumpkin, any vegetable for that matter. She is a healthy cow who has steadily now for 20 months supplied a strong 2 gallons a day! She also milks very strange hours, from very late at night ( like sometimes 1 or 2 in the morning) to 1 or 2 in the afternoon. She is very different than me in that way but it works great for her and her cow. Just thought I would share that.
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Post by Multi-taskingmom on Aug 14, 2010 6:06:06 GMT -5
Thanks everybody. I thought I might cut them into chunks and feed them to her. We used to feed our horses all types of things....watermelon rinds, apple peelings, carrot peelings, celery, etc. Just wasn't sure about cows.
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