Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Dairy Heifers Eat Weeds, too!

Our work with Kathy Voth and learning to view weeds as alternative forages has taught us many things, and one is that animals can eat more things than we think they can.

Kathy and Julie talking weeds and heifers.
It's just a great example of how the brain-stomach feedback loop is working to help animals evaluate the nutrients and toxins in foods to determine whether they are good to eat, or not.

Here are some videos from project participant Julie Wolcott's farm in Fairfield:

Dairy heifers eating a variety of foods