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Jhn Boy ina D Trump world
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I have a steer that is going to be going to his birthday party in a much cooler place pretty soon. He loves alfalfa hay, and I have a plenty of it to give him, so I've been giving him a flake or so a day. He has been getting regular grass hay, lots of grain, but I spoil him with a flake or so of the Alfalfa daily. Is this okay to do?
 

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Alfalfa is fine for all cattle. Just so it is cured well. A flake or so a day will be good for him as it will raise the protein intake from his hay.
 

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If you can afford alfalfa, then by all means feed it. As KF said, if it's cured well (dried and aged) theres almost no risk of bloat. Alfalfa is a top conditioner roughage and is darn good for gaining. You can feed a flake with some grass hay too, if you need to stretch out supply, they'll still gain well.
 

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Jhn Boy ina D Trump world
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That's what I am doing now. I am feeding grass hay and grain as the main source, but he still gets two flakes of rich alfalfa every evening. I can tell the biggest difference in him already; I can tell he is really packing on the pounds!

Thanks,
 
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