Sherrill Farms Hay: Cattle

Sherrill Farms hay works with your feeding program to ensure your cattle stay at your goal body condition score (BCS) according to their age and breeding cycle. Every crop is weed-controlled, fertilized and tested to optimize quality and reduce waste. Our Jiggs Bermudagrass makes a leafy, digestible, palatable hay.

Sherrill Farms offers hay in small square bales or large rounds. Contact Ed Sherrill via email at or call 979.217.1673 for questions and information about Sherrill Farms hay products for cattle.

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The nutrient analysis from the June 2020 cutting is back. Crude Protein and TDN requirements are different between horses and cattle and also differ according to the age, size, activity, and lactation situation of the animal. Crude Protein is an easy marker to check:

Horses -

  • Mature: 7.2-10%
  • Growing: 12-18%
  • Broodmare: 12-16%
source: Picking, Elizabeth Five Horse Nutrition Misconceptions, University of Missouri Extension, January 2019

Cow - 1000 lbs., 20 lbs. peak milk production
  • 1-4 months since calving: 10-11%
  • 5-11 months since calving: 8-9%
source: Hersom, Matt Basic Nutrition Requirements of Beef Cows, University of Florida IFAS Extension, January 2017

See the full sample result sheet here.

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OSU published a terrific video a while back about how to apply your hay test results to your beef cattle feeding program. Take a look! Testing hay can really save you money both in feeding costs and pregnancy rates.

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The nutrient analysis from the May 2019 cutting is back. We'll be sending off a sample from the second cutting soon.

See the full sample result sheet here.

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Sherrill Farms is located 65 miles southwest of Houston.

Drive southwest on I-59 S, exit at Wharton, and head south on FM 1301 for 16 miles until you reach Pledger.

Delivery options are available; call for a quote.

Beef Cattle Nutrition
Beef Cattle Nutrition

Q: What and how much should I feed my herd?
A: Start with pasture grass and good hay. Supplement as required.

Here are some handy links for information on nutrition requirements for beef cows throughout the year and some helpful hints on how to calculate how much forage you'll need to see them through the winter:

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