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Sometimes WEEDS aren't that bad

Sometimes the most nutritious forage we have for our cattle is not grass at all, but rather weeds.   If you look closely at the picture above you'll see all the cattle happily munching away -- but what you don't see a lot of is grass.  They are mostly eating ragweed.  A definite weed -- it even has weed in its name.  However, ragweed, at the right times of the year, is a great forage.  Right now its nutritive value approaches that of Alfalfa.  The cows do great eating ragweed and it promotes outstanding health.  

Do you have any weeds in your yard that you would like them to stop by and eat?


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