At Manning Farm Dairy, we grow 95 percent of what our cows eat. The cows are fed a highly nutritious diet composed of forage sources as well as grians for energy and to meet their protein requirements. Three categories of forage are grown on our farm: grasses, legumes, and corn silage. Grass varieties include sorghum sudangrass, oat silage, orchard grass, and timothy. Legume forages include red and white clover, field peas and alfalfa. And finally, we harvest corn silage, which is the entire stalk of corn chopped up.