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Offline Gallowaylove

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Bedding for galloways
« on: July 15, 2015, 04:17:25 PM »
My county fair is coming up and I was wondering if anyone with galloways and/ or long haired cattle have any suggestions for bedding. The fair grounds provide wood chips but I was thinking to use some saw dust so that it is easier to blow it out of my galloways' hair. But I would love some feed back on what other people think!

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Re: Bedding for galloways
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2015, 04:28:14 PM »
We use bark successfully on our Belted Galloway cattle.

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Re: Bedding for galloways
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2015, 04:29:07 PM »
We use the pellet horse bedding.  Cut a small hole in the bag and fill with water.  They swell up and turn into a fine almost sandlike bedding.  They look nice and pack well.

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Re: Bedding for galloways
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2015, 05:11:38 PM »
We use the pellet horse bedding.  Cut a small hole in the bag and fill with water.  They swell up and turn into a fine almost sandlike bedding.  They look nice and pack well.
How many bags do you use for a stall?

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Re: Bedding for galloways
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2015, 05:25:51 PM »
At least 6 bags per calf.  Use it to top dress over coarse or large flake bedding.  I know it sounds expensive but it's well worth it.

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Re: Bedding for galloways
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2015, 10:20:11 PM »
The coarser the bedding the better.  The fine wood slivers can be a real pain to get out.
Galloways- The breed to produce the hardier crossbred cow.

 

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