What do cows eat? Deconstructing dairy cow dietsDOWNLOAD FILE
September 13, 2019
The What Do Cows Eat? Deconstructing Dairy Cow Diets lesson is designed to add a visual and hands-on component to an important focus of understanding feed management, health and behavior of dairy cows. As a group, participants will discuss and identity important feedstuffs of a dairy cow’s diet and see how these ingredients are mirrored in the human diet.
After completing this activity, participants will be able to:
- List the major components necessary for a balanced cow diet.
- Explain why each of the feedstuffs are important for a cow to be healthy and productive.
- Discuss the benefits for feeding dairy cows as practiced on many operations.