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Offline ZWshorthorns

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Feeding a shorthorn calf!
« on: June 05, 2012, 05:20:35 PM »
I know feeding a shorthorn show steer is different from feeding an exotic! I know you have to stunt their growth so they don't get so tall but how much should you feed it to stunt their growth!? And how long do you do it for? Thanks!

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Re: Feeding a shorthorn calf!
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012, 10:57:03 PM »
I am kind of sitting here scratching my head. I don't think I have fed one to perticularly stunt their growth. You have to balance the feed ration so they don't grow too fast. Most of the time a 12% protein ration can just about carry any steer through. There are probably 101 different ideas on how to feed. There is a great feed ration posted by AAOK. I use something very similar to his that is not only cheap but very palatable.


I am scratching my head because I am trying to understand what you are asking I do not have head lice or dandruff.
« Last Edit: June 05, 2012, 10:57:43 PM by OH Breeder »
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Offline twistedhshowstock

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Re: Feeding a shorthorn calf!
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2012, 11:21:31 PM »
OH Breeder...I am thinking they are asking what you are asking, just maybe didnt know how to word it. 

Its not really particular to shorthorns, most types of cattle are the same here.  If you feed a high protein, low fat diet, then often times you will see cattle shoot straight up.  Then instead of looking full and bloomy for the showring they look tall, shallow bodied and lanky.  Like you said a good 12% Protein and about 3% fat diet should coast most steers along without them getting to framy and keep them looking full at the same time.  However, if I have a steer that I still think is going to be to framy then I will up the fat content, generally by adding a fat supplement early on.  I dont think it really stunts them, over time they will still generally reach the same size that they would on any ration.  I just find that the higher fat content tends to slow down the fram growth a little so keeps them where they need to be in the showring without being all legs.  At the same time, if I have one that I think may be a little later matureing frame wise and worry about him being a little on the small frame size, then I will sometimes turn them loose on a higher protein lower fat diet early on to see if I can get some extra frame growth out of them. 

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Re: Feeding a shorthorn calf!
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2012, 07:18:40 PM »
I would agree with twisted.
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2021, 02:04:44 AM »
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2021, 09:54:00 AM »
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