Grass

Grass

Cattle tend to have fairly hearty stomachs that can handle a wide variety of feeds and grasses. This livestock has a high fiber requirement and will typically consume higher quantities of feed than horses. Ryegrass, tall fescue, and prairie grass are the most common grasses fed to cattle. They are also fed white or red clover, lucerne, and other legumes. The legume component of the diet introduces nitrogen into the animal’s system.

However, it is important to carefully monitor this intake otherwise you will risk bloat. Horses are by far the most finicky of the livestock bunch. Because of their high energy lifestyle, horses require more nutrition in their diet than other species. For this reason, these animals prefer a higher proportion of grasses in their diet. Ryegrass, prairie grass, timothy, brome grass, and bermudagrass are popular choices among horse owners. These types can be mixed with oats, alfalfa, and clover to provide a well-balanced diet for your horses.

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