I see this mentioned alot and I also see people give it to their cows/calfs, how much? Do I heat it or keep it room temp? Also could someone please tell me what DE is? I see that also and have no idea what it means. I thank you in advance ;D
Last Edit: Apr 23, 2011 17:31:48 GMT -5 by barnydhppy
We use the regular Heinz ACV and keep the bottle at the barn. We glug a little, maybe a cup or so, on the feed. I'm kinda thinking it helps out with mastitis prevention. We were feeding it regularly in the hopes that it would acidify the uterus and kill the boy swimmers when we AI'd. After we stopped using the ACV, I've noticed an increased issue with mastitis.
DE is diatomaceous earth. From what I understand, it's ground up fossils. Feed a little to the cow and it's supposed to keep down internal and external parasites. We haven't used it yet, but it's on the list of things to get.
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Not Rachel, but her co-owner in all things cow. Yes, they're all jerseys and I don't think it is harmful to the calf to have ACV, and is probably beneficial. We just put glugs of it on their feed and the cows don't seem to mind it at all. They're grained while on the milking stand.
goodmorning, DE is a crustacean fossil. there are miles of it. we put a small handful on belles food also. we feed it to all our poultry and livestock. if you look at it under a scope it is VERY sharp. it cuts the parasite eggs and bodies so they die. this is with no ill affect on the animals. we also use acv to help keep the cow alkaline. a healthy alkaline body is less apt to get sick. worms do not like an alkaline body. i put it in all water troughs that are plastic. it helps keep algae down. my pigs love it. for feeding straight out on feed i use raw unfiltered. for stock tanks i use acv from the regular store happy days sherrye
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Post by WoodSpryte Farm/Tiffany on Oct 13, 2010 15:52:20 GMT -5
if given a choice, between a bowl with ACV and one without. everyone on the farm goes for the ACV. it still smells a little like apples! they just go gaga over it! Plus I think it smells good too.
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