I was wondering if anyone has given livestock Amaranth to them as feed and if so how does it do as a feed depending on the stock it's fed to. I'm planning on growing some soon and wondered if it'll do good in this manner.
Been there, Seen that, and have the post cards to prove it.
Google Kathy Voth. She can get her cattle to eat knapweed & may be worth reaching out to. Invite her to join us on these forums. I know her insight & experience will be much appreciated. Here is a short video clip giving some idea of the process.
My goats love the flower heads and the leaves. From what I understand, it takes some frosts for them to die. This is my first year growing them and so far they are still alive and haven't really changed since the flower heads emerged. In a mild climate you might not even have to harvest and store them. You might be able to rotate livestock in and out of patches of amaranth, which I think would grow back during the warmer months. Just a thought.
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