How Much Do Cows Eat Every Day?

Daniel Ganninger
June 4, 2024
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A cow is an eating machine. According to the Wisconsin Dairy Council, dairy cows eat 20 pounds of corn silage (the corn and its stalk that ferments into a high-moisture feed), 20 pounds of hay, 10 to 20 pounds of normal corn, and 6 to 12 pounds of supplements (proteins, vitamins, and minerals) every day. If people ate the same amount as dairy cows, they would have to eat around 360 cheeseburgers and drink between 400 to 800 glasses of water per day.