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“Intensive herd health program.”

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complement our fall calving season for our registered cows,” explains Mike. BWCC believes not only in their genetic quality, but also in a quality nutrition program. They have developed a creative feeding program using vegetable by-products. The vegetable culls are fed directly to the cattle, with different by-products being fed during different harvest seasons. Starting in January through the end of June is the prime harvesting season for the carrots. With more than 75,000 pounds of cull carrots harvested per day, this provides an excellent economical opportunity to dispose of the waste as well as offering a nutritious feedstuff for the cattle. The carrots have a total digestive nutrient (TDN) value of 76 percent, and when supplemented with the special blend of minerals and free-choice forages, this offers balanced nutrition. The special mineral blend was created by feed specialists after they had done a thorough nutritional analysis of the carrots, the forages and the water. Mike compares the carrot nutrient concentrations to corn, with a similarly high starch and sugar value. The carrots and vegetable byproducts have proven to be more costeffective while not losing the easy fleshing ability in both dry and lactating cows. Throughout the hot summer months, cattle have free-choice grazing of bahiagrass and Tift 85 bermudagrass; they are then transitioned over to graze oat fields during the winter months. “We produce calves with manageable birth weights, raise them on the fewest pounds of grain to yield the greatest pounds of gain,” explains Mike. Whether you are passing through for a family vacation headed to the relaxing and beautiful beaches of Florida or just coming down to buy new stock, the Coggins family will be more than happy to show you around. “They are honest people to do business with and that means a lot when your livelihood is based off this,” shares Whatley. GC

Georgia Cattleman Feature Stories  

This document serves as a sampling of producer profiles and feature stories I've written for the Georgia Cattleman. The published date may b...

Georgia Cattleman Feature Stories  

This document serves as a sampling of producer profiles and feature stories I've written for the Georgia Cattleman. The published date may b...

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