WATCH: Feeding cattle leftover pumpkins?


Some farmers across the waters have turned to leftover pumpkins as an alternative feed for cattle, sheep, horses and goats.

Research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension shows that pumpkins are a good source of energy and are adequate in protein for beef cattle.

Pumpkins contain high levels of Vitamin A and E, as well as fibre and folate and, have an 85% moisture content.

The seeds of pumpkins are believed to contain a deworming compound called cucurbitacin, which has been used to expel tapeworms and roundworms in livestock; there is no concrete evidence to support this claim.

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