How many pounds of alfalfa does the average dairy cow eat per day?
Consumption varies throughout the year, but the average is around 12.3/day.
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Dairy cows eat 2% to 5% of their body weight in dry matter. Translating that into as-fed, dairy cows can eat 75 - 100 lbs of feed per day. Lactating dairy cows typically eat 5…0% more than a dry dairy cow.
the average cow produces 29 glasses of milk each day
About 135 head
Yes, those are one of their favorite forages to munch on. Just be aware that the cows are not hungry when they're put out in a pasture or field of alfalfa. If they're hungry w…hen fed alfalfa or are put on alfalfa pasture when there's still dew on the plants, they run a high risk of bloating.
Chimpanzees gain about 6 1/2 pounds a day!
Please clarify. Dairy and beef are fed 2 COMPLETELY different diets.
This all depends on location, time of year, pasture quality and the breed of dairy cattle in question. The related question below asks the same question in a more general sens…e, and thus would answer this same question in a similar matter.
10 to 16 pounds
A dairy cow that is lactating will eat 4% of her body weight in dry matter ration per day. The exact weight of what she eats depends on body weight and rate of intake per day …per cow.
About 10 Gallons if they average 88 pounds a day.
Depending on the milking procedure and how many times the dairy cow is milked per day, a cow will produce anywhere between 4 and 11 gallons of milk a day.
9 pounds of food per day
One 1000 lb cow with or without a calf will consume 25 lbs of feed/forage per day in dry matter (DM) ration. This is equivalent to what's called the Animal Unit (AU), since 1 …AU = 1 x 1000 lb cow with or without a calf. In context, this means that a cow or a bovine of any size will eat 2.5% of his/her body weight in DM ration per day. Actual or as-fed consumption varies with moisture content of the feed or forage.
It really depends on the dairy and what ration is made out for eachindividual cow. However, most, if not all dairies will feed around2 to 3 lbs (some less) to DDGS to a dairy …cow per day. You cannotfeed too much DDGS because it is a concentrate supplemental feedthat can only be fed in a ration, not as a ration itself. This isdue to its extremely high digestibility rate and therefore highpassage rate which can cause digestive metabolic issues--likeacidosis--for a cow. Feed it with forage and grain, minerals andvitamins added and it creates a complete Total Mixed Ration fordairy cows.
Depending on her weight, and what reproductive stage she is in, a dairy cow typically will eat around 3 to 4% of her body weight in dry matter ration per day. In terms of as-f…ed, this percentage can differ depending on the moisture content of the feed. It can range from 6% to 10% of a dairy cow's body weight as-fed.
Cows don't need corn. They can and often are fed other grains other than corn. Also, cows are also fed a mixed ration of hay, silage and grain, not just corn. But, on average,… a dairy cow is fed around 1 to 2 percent of her body weight (As-Fed) per day. Usually one percent is enough.