Re: Casteberry

Kirsten Rasmussen

I have a question for Lori and Dawn.  If their breeding is to be very thrifty keepers then by definition they are able to maintain a higher BCS while being worked.  19-21 lbs of hay seems like a lot to me if they are overweight.  Why not feed 1.5% of current body weight to see if you can't get them down to a 5 where some ribs are visible?  If their BSC is a 6, then aren't they still getting more calories than they need?  Just curious why reducing their hay is not an option, thanks!

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