Homesteading, Organic Gardening, How to Farm, Preparedness, Self-Reliance
Well we did it and we bought our first cow, well actually three! One heifer and two calves. So we want to do all grass fed for our girls and boy. But we also have been told it is a good idea to give them grain while milking them to keep them to stay put. (Did I mention we just got her two days ago and havent had time to build a stanchon yet?) We wanted to give her only organic grains if we are going to give her even a little bit but I have called every grain mill in the area and no one has any nor has heard of anyone who does. So what do you all do? Do you give grains while milking? I'd rather not have something that we need to regularly buy for our girls. Thanks!
We have always fed ours alfalfa either pellets or hay. Since there's no way to tell if the alfalfa is GMO, we've now switched to organic from Countryside Organics.