After the snowstorm and low temperatures that are affecting much of the province, technicians from the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) Chos Malal, provide advice and recommendations for food management.
In an interview with Nacional, Juan Pablo Mikuc, the agency's agronomist and technician, commented that goats, sheep and cows cannot graze in the fields for long periods of time. At this time it is necessary to feed them. Maintenance feed is the minimum that must be given to the animals to ensure that they stay alive until they can eat again from the field when the snow is removed.
In turn, Juan Pablo Mikuc said that priority is always given to feeding pregnant mothers first. The recommended feed to be given to the animals is grass or hay, the most common in our area being alfalfa bales, oats or mixed pasture. In addition, the amount of feed to be given will depend on the species and weight of the animal.