Cattle Diets and Nutrition

How much do beef cattle eat in a day?

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2012-10-19 01:24:40

Typically the maintenance percentage for all beef cattle is 2.5%

of their body weight in dry matter ration per day. However, there

are variations to this rule, depending on size, age, gender,

reproductive and physiological demands. Lactating beef cows will

eat 50% more than dry cows. In terms of quantity, beef cattle will

eat more of a forage if it is higher in moisture. Big cows eat more

than small cows. Young cattle eat less than mature cattle. Thin

cattle eat more than fat cattle.


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