What Is Acidosis In Dairy Cows?

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Farming: Why Are Most Cows Fed Corn Instead Of Grass?

Most cows are not fed corn. As a matter of fact most cattle aren't even on a high-grain diet for most, if not all, of their lives. Most cattle are actually grass-fed. Just not grass-finished. There's around 89 million beef cattle in the US, 9.3 million dairy cattle and 12.1 million cattle currently in the feedlot being finished (that according to USDA statistics from July 1, 2015). The 89 million beef cattle are breeding cattle: Beef cows, replacement heifers, and bulls. The 9.3 million dairy cattle are primarily dairy cows used in milk production. And the 12.1 million cattle and calves in the feedlot are both beef and dairy of various ages. Now, look at the 89 million number again. That's 95% of the total cattle herd inventory of the United States (which is currently sitting at 93.4 million cattle). That equates to "most cows/cattle." And what most people don't know (nor have most acknowledged here, except for one) is that those 89 million cattle are grass or forage-fed. That means that those cattle are on pasture or range from spring until fall and fed hay in the winter. They are being fed and eating grass and forbs on either an extensive or intensive (all depending on grazing ma Continue reading >>

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  1. sparkieamberjack

    I have been low carb for 2 weeks and I was doing good. I have about 20 carbs a day, however, today I had 15 grams of carbs and I cheated by having a few bites of my husbands Ice cream sandwhich. I figure I had 7 grams of suar and 12 grams of carbs from my cheat. So I had 27 grams of carbs for the day and 7 grams of added sugar not counting the natural sugar from the veggies I ate today. Could my cheat throw me out?

  2. MermaidTX

    Your diary for today shows you had 29 carbs. The 9 sugar carbs & the 4 fiber carbs are included in that carb total. But for sake of ketosis, you can deduct the fiber so your net carbs is only 25.
    Even at 29 carbs (without deducting fiber) you shouldn't get kicked out.
    Some people can get to 50g carbs daily & not get kicked out. I've never tried that myself tho.

  3. sparkieamberjack

    thank you

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