How long concentrates should be stored before feeding them to Ruminant Animals

Often times, ruminant farmers ask: for how long can the concentrates to be fed to my ruminant animals be stored before it becomes unfit for the animal’s consumption?

Well, this depends on how long the ingredients have been stored before milling. Ideally, feeds should not be stored for too long to prevent contamination which will affect the animals.

I do recommend a maximum of two weeks for storage of feeds to be served them. This may however vary depending on the freshness of the feed ingredients. Storing forages would have lost most of its water contents which is highly cherished by the animals.

See also: The differences between the feeds to be given to the young and adult ruminant animals

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