Gotta question about cows...

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Gotta question about cows...

Post by Electsilver8 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:30 am

I noticed that one of the foods you give to the cows is hay/silage. Does that mean you have to do both or one or the other? And also TMR, do you have to combine hay, silage and straw and just hay and silage?

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Re: Gotta question about cows...

Post by ace54858 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:47 am

Electsilver8 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:30 am
I noticed that one of the foods you give to the cows is hay/silage. Does that mean you have to do both or one or the other? And also TMR, do you have to combine hay, silage and straw and just hay and silage?
can use hay or grass and yes hay, silage and straw for TMR.

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Re: Gotta question about cows...

Post by Grizzly39samr » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:53 am

Gday Electsilver8, cows require powerfood (TMR) which is a mix of silage, hay and straw, as well as TMR cows also need straw for bedding (which then gives you manure), grass and water.
The in game mixer wagons have slider indicators that show whether you have the correct mix for TMR (level bars will change to green) or if you need to add more hay, straw or silage for the correct mix.
You can add these to the mixer wagon either loose or just dump a whole bale in the top.
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Re: Gotta question about cows...

Post by Rasping rabbit » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:39 am

Grizzly39samr wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:53 am
Gday Electsilver8, cows require powerfood (TMR) which is a mix of silage, hay and straw, as well as TMR cows also need straw for bedding (which then gives you manure), grass and water.
The in game mixer wagons have slider indicators that show whether you have the correct mix for TMR (level bars will change to green) or if you need to add more hay, straw or silage for the correct mix.
You can add these to the mixer wagon either loose or just dump a whole bale in the top.
Actually if you are feeding them tmr, the only other things you need to give them are water and straw.

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Re: Gotta question about cows...

Post by Crazof » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:47 pm

In 17 you could make TMR with just hay and silage, skipping the straw. I don't know if it's the same in 19

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Re: Gotta question about cows...

Post by Apache1222 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:18 pm

Even in 17 you needed hay, silage and straw to make TMR, that has not changed and is still needed in 19.

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Re: Gotta question about cows...

Post by DirectCedar » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:28 pm

Apache1222 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:18 pm
Even in 17 you needed hay, silage and straw to make TMR, that has not changed and is still needed in 19.
In 17 you did not need straw. It was optional and could be 0-30% of the total mix.

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Re: Gotta question about cows...

Post by DirectCedar » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:32 pm

DirectCedar wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:28 pm
Apache1222 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:18 pm
Even in 17 you needed hay, silage and straw to make TMR, that has not changed and is still needed in 19.
In 17 you did not need straw. It was optional and could be 0-30% of the total mix.
At least with the base game mixers. I believe there were mod mixers that allowed different ratios.

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Re: Gotta question about cows...

Post by Apache1222 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:06 pm

very possible if dealing with the modded mixers, but most modded ones my friends and i used in 17 were some of the base ones from 15 that someone converted over so they used all 3. I myself have not seen a modded mixer that did not require all three, but that does not mean they are not out there.

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Re: Gotta question about cows...

Post by Crazof » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:11 pm

base game, no modded mixer... straw not required

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Re: Gotta question about cows...

Post by iB055 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:14 pm

Apache1222 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:18 pm
Even in 17 you needed hay, silage and straw to make TMR, that has not changed and is still needed in 19.
Not true.
Technically adding straw to the TMR in FS 19 is just a waste of a straw bale.

FS 17 only required hay and silage to be mixed to make TMR and it's the same for FS 19. Straw is not required tot make TMR in the mixer wagons and I've never added straw as I only use the straw for bedding.
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Re: Gotta question about cows...

Post by Grabby » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:28 pm

Straw is not "Required" in TMR, it is used as a "Filler" to save on valuable hay and silage, but only a partial % of the mix is allowed as straw.
If a MOD 'Required" Straw, then the MOD is/was in error.

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Re: Gotta question about cows...

Post by Apache1222 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:43 pm

Please see this post, its about TMR in FS17 and right here on the forums. Straw is needed.

viewtopic.php?t=120046

edit: it does mention further in the post that it is optional, my apologies :hi: That being said I didn't know that until reading that post. In game I have always added straw.

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Re: Gotta question about cows...

Post by Rasping rabbit » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:47 pm

Apache1222 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:43 pm
Please see this post, its about TMR in FS17 and right here on the forums. Straw is needed.

viewtopic.php?t=120046

edit: it does mention further in the post that it is optional, my apologies :hi: That being said I didn't know that until reading that post. In game I have always added straw.
If you check out some of the posts on the second page of the thread you linked, there are people saying straw isn’t needed.

You can make it 50% hay and 50% silage. Most people just put straw in as it’s easy and cheap.

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Re: Gotta question about cows...

Post by SirLANsalot » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:54 pm

In terms of bales TMR takes 2 Straw 1 Hay 1 Silage for a perfect mix.

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