How much do beef cattle eat in a day?
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.