Farming Simulator 16

Cows


Cows
Farming Simulator 16 Guide


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Cows will be one of the animals readily-available in your farm. You won’t have to buy them or anything but you will have to feed them. In the beginning, of course, you won’t have enough resources to buy the equipment needed to make their food (it’s actually a wonder that they survived your first few weeks with no food :P ). But once you have already gained enough money to produce their food, Cows will produce two things you can sell or further make money out of—that is Milk and Manure.

Feeding Cows to Produce Milk


To make milk, you will have simply have to feed them. They can be fed either with simple grass, hay, straw, hay and straw bales, and even a combination of everything. Their productivity increases when you feed them more hay or straw bales.

Feeding with Simple Grass


To feed them with Grass, simply Mow your nearby meadow.
Tip: To increase or make the grass field better, you may opt to spray some fertilizer around.
After mowing the whole Grass field, proceed with driving your Tractor with a Loading Wagon attachment, around the field to pick up the Grass. Once that is done, drive your Tractor and unload the Grass onto the Cow shed and check on the Milk tank near your cow shed for productivity.

Making Grass Bales



Note: Making bales will require quite a lot of money first as it would require you to purchase a few pricey equipments (Baler, Windrower, Auto Stacker, etc.) Despite the heavy price, investing in those equipment will surely be rewarding later on as your Animals can provide products with bigger yields).

To make Grass Bales, begin the normal process of mowing (or even fertilizing) the meadow. Afterward, use a Windrower to arrange the Grass into neat rows. Then, attach a Baler to your Tractor and then drive along the rows on your field—the Baler will create Grass bales once it gets enough Grass to make one bale. After the Baler, attach an Auto Stacker (Arcusin FS 63-72) to your Tractor and then drive along the field to pick up the Grass Bales. Once you have collect all the Grass Bales, drop them off to your cowshed for their food.

Feeding with Simple Hay


To feed your Cows with Hay involves pretty much the same method in producing Grass. To start, Mow your Meadow. Afterward, run a Tedder (an equipment used to dry the Grass) across the field. After successfully drying up the Grass what’s next is you may run a Windrower across the field of dried Grass in order to arrange the Grass into neat rows. (Note: Using the Windrower may not be necessary as you could still collect the Hay with the Loading Wagon. Though it is not required, using the Windrower is still recommended when creating Grass and Straw Bales for a higher efficiency).

After using the Windrower, you may now drive your Tractor, with a Loading Wagon attachment, throughout the field in order to collect the Hay. After doing so, you may drive your Tractor with the Loading Wagon towards the Cow shed and unload the collected Hay at the drop-off area for the cow’s food. Later on, you may check for the produced milk by attaching the Milk tank onto a Tractor and waiting for it to be filled up.

Making Hay Bales


Note: Making bales will require quite a lot of money first as it would require you to purchase a few pricey equipments (Baler, Windrower, Auto Stacker, etc.) Despite the heavy price, investing in those equipment will surely be rewarding later on as your Animals can provide products with bigger yields).

The steps involved in producing Hay Bales begin with making sure to mow and dry up Grass on the field. After having cut and dried the grass the next thing to do would be to run a Windrower throughout the field to arrange the Hay into neat rows so the Baler and Loading Wagon can pick up the Hay easily. After that, run a Baler throughout the field to create


Feeding with Straw



Straw is what is left on a field after you have harvested Wheat (the yellow rows created on the field after every harvest). To pick up the Straw, all you have to do is drive a Tractor with a Loading Wagon attachment through the yellow rows of Straw all over the field. Once that is done, and all rows have been covered, drive your Loading Wagon to the cow shed to deposit the collected Straw.

Making Straw Bales


Note: Making bales will require quite a lot of money first as it would require you to purchase a few pricey equipments (Baler, Windrower, Auto Stacker, etc.) Despite the heavy price, investing in those equipment will surely be rewarding later on as your Animals can provide products with bigger yields).

Straw can also be used to produce Straw Bales. To create Bales, drive a Baler onto the rows of Straw on a field. Once a Baler has enough material to make a single Bale, then it will drop the Bale on the field to wait for collection. After the whole field is done, what is left to do is to drive the Arcusin FS 63-72 auto stacker along the Straw bales to pick up all the formed straw bales.

With your auto stacker filled up, you may drive to the cow shed and drop off the Straw Bales for them to use as food.

Selling the Milk


Check on the milk tank, by the cow shed, to check how much milk was produced. Once the milk tank is filled, the next step would be to sell the milk to a preferred shop (station, mill, harbor, etc.). As prices vary among the shops, it is best to check the current buying price of a shop.

To check for prices, you may open your map and tap on the store’s icon to check on the prices. Another way to do so would be to open your Prices tab which is located within your settings. Upon reaching the Prices tab, all you have to do is check on the prices of each store.

When you have decided which store to sell the Milk to, all you have to do now is to drive all the way to the store—with your Milk tank—and sell the milk. If you do not want to drive all the way there, you may hire an assistant to do the driving for you, for a fee.




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