Wind fall fruit and cattle

Asked August 4, 2016, 2:07 PM EDT

I have six cow/calf pairs of Black Angus cattle. All of the calves are over 7 months old. Is it safe to feed apple and pear wind falls? Some are golf ball sized

Lane County Oregon beef cattle

1 Response

Hello,

Whole apple can get stuck in the esophagus and cause choke. Some people cut the fruit up into small pieces and feed it. Talk to your veterinarian about treating choke if you plan to feed whole apple or large pieces.

Be careful not to feed too much at once or the animals may get diarrhea.