Riley Boadwine - April

Posted: 4/9/2022

Riley Boadwine – April 2022

Riley talks about the feed the cows eat. He shows us some of the ingredients for the cows TMR (Total Mixed Ration).


Discussion Topic: Did you notice that the cows are not afraid of the big noisy tractor? Why do you think cows are not afraid of the tractor?  Would this be an example of a Conditioned Response?  


            Use this link to learn more about animal behaviors.


Discussion Topic: Corn Silage is the entire corn plant chopped up and fermented.  This is kind of like turning a cucumber in to a pickle! Here’s a great link about the science of pickles.

             Here is video that shows corn silage chopping on a dairy farm you can skip to 1:57 if you want to get right to the corn chopping.