Feeding & Storing Practices

How to Feed Whole Cottonseed

Whether you’re feeding 100 cows or thousands, there’s a way to feed whole cottonseed. It is most commonly fed as part of a total mixed ration (TMR); however, it can also be added to a pre-mix at the feed dealer or topdressed on farm.

How to Store Whole Cottonseed

Keeping whole cottonseed protected from moisture is a necessity. As with many other feedstuffs, whole cottonseed may have problems with mycotoxins, developed in either the field or from poor storage conditions.

A commodity shed is your best bet for storing whole cottonseed, but far from your only option.
Look to a vacant silo*, horizontal sealed silage bags or even bunker silos to store 9-12 months worth of whole cottonseed on your dairy.

*reprinted with permission from Dairy Herd Management

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