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Old 12/06/10, 09:02 PM
 
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Is it normal for cows to get round hay bellys?

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Old 12/06/10, 09:14 PM
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if they eat a lot of hay....

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Old 12/06/10, 09:34 PM
 
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So it's not anything to worry about? I feel like a mother with her first newborn, and these heifers aren't even babies.

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Old 12/06/10, 10:29 PM
 
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Skip if you eat a bale of hay what would your tummy look....well you know what I mean. Hay is a lot of gut wad and they'll look round if they eat enough of it.

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Skip, if it makes you feel better just remember that cattle on roughage like hay have to consume a lot of hay in order to convert the feed into gain. A big gut and minimal parasites will grow you a great animal.

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Old 12/07/10, 07:44 AM
 
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Thank you everyone. I keep thinking horses, and these girls are not horses. I am pleasantly surprised how odour free the cows are. Thanks again!!

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